Spread the Word About Justina Pelletier
Dear People of Tumblr,
There’s an important event going on right now in close proximity to where I live, and it’s important that the world knows about this. I really need a signal boost, guys, if you could help out. I know that I don’t have many followers, and I know that I don’t have a very fancy theme, but I need this post to get attention.
Justina Pelletier is a 15 year old girl from Connecticut. She was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease and over a year ago, was being treated at Tufts Medical Center in Boston by Dr. Mark Korson. In February 2013, she contracted the flu, and since Dr. Korson was unavailable at the time, he suggested that she be sent in for treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital. However, once admitted, doctors there said that she did not have Mitochondrial disease and that instead her disorder was psychosomatic. They insisted on treating her there for the psychological disorder they believed she had. Her parents weren’t convinced with the diagnosis, believing in the former diagnosis of mitochondrial disease, and therefore did not agree to have her treated at the hospital. 
However, the doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital thought that by doing this the parents weren’t caring for Justina properly. They went to court, and the state of Massachusetts took custody of Justina. For over a year now, Justina has been in the state’s care. For months she was kept at Boston Children’s Hospital and she has been treated in various psychiatric wards. For over a year, she has not been receiving any education, and her parents are permitted to see her for an hour once a week with hospital personnel present during the visit. Her condition has been deteriorating. Her parents have taken many cases to court, and recently a Massachusetts Judge declared that Justina should be transferred back to Tufts, but no such transfer has taken place. On Friday, March 20th the judge will decide whether or not to grant Justina’s parents conditional custody.
What it comes down to is that this girl is being denied the ability to see her parents, she is being denied to the right of education and she is suffering as she is being treated in an incorrect fashion. It is abhorrent to me that something like this is happening so close to my home. This case transcends politcs. It is about humanity. And I understand that there are many terrible things going on in the world, but that doesn’t make this any less terrible. Please spread the word about Justina, we are trying to get her home, but what is needed most importantly is attention, and I believe in the great things this website can do. So please, signal boost, for Justina and her family.

Below I have linked to the first few articles I saw about her, if you would like to read more. If you want even more information just google Justina Pelletier.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/17/what-came-out-of-the-latest-hearing-in-the-justina-pelletier-case/
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/61803
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/americas-newsroom/2014/03/18/pelletier-family-awaiting-judges-ruling-custody-case
http://www.charismanews.com/us/43106-trapped-justina-pelletier-wants-to-return-home-feels-like-prisoner

Spread the Word About Justina Pelletier

Dear People of Tumblr,

There’s an important event going on right now in close proximity to where I live, and it’s important that the world knows about this. I really need a signal boost, guys, if you could help out. I know that I don’t have many followers, and I know that I don’t have a very fancy theme, but I need this post to get attention.

Justina Pelletier is a 15 year old girl from Connecticut. She was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease and over a year ago, was being treated at Tufts Medical Center in Boston by Dr. Mark Korson. In February 2013, she contracted the flu, and since Dr. Korson was unavailable at the time, he suggested that she be sent in for treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital. However, once admitted, doctors there said that she did not have Mitochondrial disease and that instead her disorder was psychosomatic. They insisted on treating her there for the psychological disorder they believed she had. Her parents weren’t convinced with the diagnosis, believing in the former diagnosis of mitochondrial disease, and therefore did not agree to have her treated at the hospital. 

However, the doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital thought that by doing this the parents weren’t caring for Justina properly. They went to court, and the state of Massachusetts took custody of Justina. For over a year now, Justina has been in the state’s care. For months she was kept at Boston Children’s Hospital and she has been treated in various psychiatric wards. For over a year, she has not been receiving any education, and her parents are permitted to see her for an hour once a week with hospital personnel present during the visit. Her condition has been deteriorating. Her parents have taken many cases to court, and recently a Massachusetts Judge declared that Justina should be transferred back to Tufts, but no such transfer has taken place. On Friday, March 20th the judge will decide whether or not to grant Justina’s parents conditional custody.

What it comes down to is that this girl is being denied the ability to see her parents, she is being denied to the right of education and she is suffering as she is being treated in an incorrect fashion. It is abhorrent to me that something like this is happening so close to my home. This case transcends politcs. It is about humanity. And I understand that there are many terrible things going on in the world, but that doesn’t make this any less terrible. Please spread the word about Justina, we are trying to get her home, but what is needed most importantly is attention, and I believe in the great things this website can do. So please, signal boost, for Justina and her family.

Below I have linked to the first few articles I saw about her, if you would like to read more. If you want even more information just google Justina Pelletier.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/17/what-came-out-of-the-latest-hearing-in-the-justina-pelletier-case/

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/61803

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/americas-newsroom/2014/03/18/pelletier-family-awaiting-judges-ruling-custody-case

http://www.charismanews.com/us/43106-trapped-justina-pelletier-wants-to-return-home-feels-like-prisoner



hail-jay:

silent-michael:

deficientofhope:


We evolve into a product of society.

Best picture. Ever.

Omg

wow

hail-jay:

silent-michael:

deficientofhope:

We evolve into a product of society.

Best picture. Ever.

Omg

wow

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Q
hi there! how are you? if you could visit any fictional world which one would you want to go to? what's one of your favorite things to do? :D
A

Hello! I’m good! And this is the first time one of those “reblog if you want…” has actually happened!

Okay if I could visit any fictional world it would definitely be the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (not the theme park, the real one). Thinking about going to Hogwarts just asdfghjkl

One of my favorite things to do is to read. Yeah that sounds kinda cliche but honestly it is. I’m currently reading Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup. And yeah.



kelleycarries:

i wish more harry potter fic would focus on the fact the trio were teenagers in the 90’s think of what we could have

  • the muggleborn students bringing lisa frank notebooks to school to the bemusement of the other students only to start a sparkle rainbow unicorn phase
  • kids charming pokemon cards with the same magic used to make their photos move dont pretend you wouldnt want that
  • a desperate attempt from the teachers to put a stop to the pokemon card game (if one more duel breaks out over that goddamn shining charizard card) which fails because the students just end up charming them to keep the cards hidden
  • magical wizards taking advantage of the beanie baby craze and creating toys infused with magical properties - hippogriffs and doxy’s and a whole range of mini dragons that can breathe realistic fire. arthur weasley had to work three weeks straight to calm down the mess that started when muggle collectors somehow got hold of them
  • hermione bringing her portable cd player (and large bag of cds) to the burrow one evening to listen to some music while she does her work and having to explain to mr weasley it’s exact properties and function
  • harry finding an old tamagotchi in dudley’s old room and givng it to ron for a laugh. ron manages to kill it in five minutes
  • skip it vs quidditch arguments in the common rooms (what do you mean you just jump over it wheres the skill in that)
  • everyone knows the fresh prince of bel air theme tune, pureblood or not you know it
  • magically enchanted pogs (remember herpo the foul? he’s back, in pog form!)
  • denim on denim robes

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rip-homegirl:

let’s talk about the universe and make out

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dylanesco:

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

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unconvenience:

I thought it was necessary to share this..

unconvenience:

I thought it was necessary to share this..

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seducemymindyouidiot:

jaegerbitch:

if someone calls you a slut, break their fucking neck without even hesitating or saying a single word and as they lay there on the ground dead, lean down close to their corpse and whisper

slut means the end in swedish

This should probably not be construed as valid legal advice. 

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