For months, TheBlaze has been covering the story of Justina Pelletier, the fifteen year old girl who was taken by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and held at Boston Children's Hospital.
For those not familiar with the case, a little more than one year ago, Justina’s parents lost custodyafter disagreeing with a Boston Children’s Hospital diagnosis that their daughter had somatoform disorder, a psychiatric condition. They believed she had mitochondrial disease, a condition she had been receiving treatment for by doctors at Tufts Medical Center.
The parents were accused of “over-medicalizing” their daughter, and are now restricted to 20-minute, monitored phone calls and weekly visits with their child at a DCF facility.
But while Justina’s condition would have presumably improved once she was removed from the care of her “over-medicalizing” parents, Lou Pelletier, the girl’s father, said her condition is rapidly worsening.
How can you get involved? Below are phone numbers for DCF as well as contact information for the Massachusetts State Governor.
Support fund: http://freejustina.com/
Central Office of the Department of Children and Families:
Phone number: (617) 748-2000
Commissioner of DCF email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Department of Children and Families. 600 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Mass Gov. Deval Patrick’s office:
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor Deval Patrick
Phone: 617.725.4005; 888.870.7770 (in state)
CT Gov. Dannel Malloy's Office:
Phone: (860) 566-4840
Toll-Free: (800) 406-1527
Tdd: (860) 524-7397
Fax: (860) 524-7395
Address: State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Ct 06106