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12/15/13 | First of two parts

A medical collision with a child in the middle

Justina has a metabolic disease. Or does she? Her parents and Children’s Hospital deadlocked, she was placed in state custody

While Justina Pelletier’s parents fight to regain custody of her, their teen daughter lives in a locked hospital ward.

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