Inmates Running The Asylum

June 9, 2014 9:32 PM

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(Author Note: Since this piece was written, Justina has been transferred to a facility in her home state of Connecticut; and her parents have been given greater access to her. She is again being treated by Tufts’ medical personnel and may soon be released into her parents’ custody. Yet she remains a prisoner; and her story – as it is written below – must be told as this author originally wrote it. She is not the only one.)

Justina Pelletier is a teenaged girl who lives in Connecticut. She loves her parents, her church, and competitive figure skating. She has a rare but treatable disease called Mitochondrial Disease. She was being treated effectively enough at Boston’s Tufts Medical Center to continue her figure skatin...

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