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Pelletier's parents allegedly denied chance to visit

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) - The parents of a 15-year-old girl in custody of the state said they were denied the chance to see their daughter on Mother's Day.

Supporters of Pelletier's parents held a rally outside the Framingham facility where she is being held. They say Laura Pelletier should have been able to see her daughter on Sunday.

The claim comes one day before Justina Pelletier is scheduled to move to a facility closer to her home in Connecticut.

"This weekend, we are working with Justina and her family to ensure Justina will be able to make a successful transition from Wayside to the facility closer to her family and home in Connecticut," the Department of Children and Families said in a statement. "On Monday, she will arrive at JRI, where she will receive medical, educational and rehabilitation services...We look forward to continuing to engage with the family and being able to report positive progress to the court."

Tufts Medical Center treated Justina for mitochondrial disease, a disorder that affects cellular energy production. Boston Children's Hospital diagnosed her problems as psychiatric. When her parents rejected that diagnosis and tried to take her back to Tufts, the state took custody.
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