The photo on the right was taken last month. This after Boston Children's Hospital had disagreed with her diagnosis of mitochondrial disease and claimed she had somatoform disorder, which they claim is a recognised mental illness.
“I will not stop until this nonsense comes to an end,” Pelletier told WBZ-TV’s Ken MacLeod. “DCF takes control of somebody and you just fall into this deep rabbit hole and there’s no way out.”Lou also features in a special WGBH News report [video below] and speaks frankly about how Justina was treated successfully at Tufts Medical Center for her mitochondrial disease before Boston Children's Hospital became involved.
"A young neurologist comes along and says there's no such thing as mitochondrial disease and that was the beginning of the nightmare"
Marriott Hotels, who are one of the Boston Children's Hospital main principle sponsors, seemed to be coming out in support of Justina last week when they tweeted the following message to me [fig 1]
Marriott should really step up to the plate here. In essence, the very same hospital they financially support are saying that Stephen Marriott did not have mitochondrial disease because it simply does not exist.
They will, of course, be concerned about their image and association with Boston Children's Hospital. This is apparent in the image below. It was taken from the statistics of my blog and shows the Marriott Corporation using the search term "boston children's hospital + marriott + justina"
You see, it's all about image and Marriott are probably looking at protecting theirs rather than really looking into the abhorrent treatment of Justina Pelletier by the very same hospital they support... the very same hospital who, according to Justina's father, have staff that don't believe that mitochondrial disease exists. That's quite a slur on Stephen Marriott, don't you think?
Here's the special WGBH News report.
Justina Pelletier: A Pawn in a Psychiatric Game of Chess
Marriott Hotels and the Case of Justina Pelletier
Car Trouble (Justina Pelletier)