Melissa Diegel Speaks Out/ Iquisitr
After being gagged and threatened, Melissa the mom of Kayla and Hannah Diegel Speaks out.
In a case that is chillingly similar to the Justina Pelletier case, two preteen sisters have been seized from their parents’ custody by CPS and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In just five months in state custody, the oldest has lost 25 percent of her weight. The sisters are being used without their parents’ consent for genetic research. While their mother fears for her daughters’ very lives, she has been court ordered not to talk and to remove all discussion of the case from social media and the internet.
Kayla, 12, and Hannah Diegel, 10, both have been diagnosed with a rare form of genetic mitochondrial disorder, called congenital disorder of glycosylation, according to Health Impact News. Both also have gastroparesis, which is paralysis of the stomach muscles, and dysmotility of the colon. They have being fed through feeding tubes for some time, because their systems couldn’t process solid food adequately. With the feeding tubes, the sisters were able to gain weight and thrive.
In April of 2014, CPS of Arizona, under the direction of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, took the sisters away from their parents’ custody. Since that time, the doctors have removed the feeding tubes, which has resulted in Kayla losing 25 percent of her body weight. She now has less than three percent body fat. Hannah has lost 17 percent of her weight under the care of the doctors in Phoenix.
Conservative News and Views reports that events in the sisters’ case link to the case of Justina Pelletier, the young girl from Connecticut who was kidnapped by Boston Children’s Hospital. In both cases, the state has sought to terminate parental rights. As The Inquisitr reported in Justina’s case, when a child is a ward of the state, medical research may be conducted on the child. Parents have no ability to refuse their children being used as medical guinea pigs.
The disturbing chain of events leading up to the girls’ medical kidnapping began in December 2013, when Hannah was seen by a doctor involved with TGeN and the Human Genome Project. Discussions were held between various doctors, including Dr. Philip James, who had recently transferred to Phoenix from Boston. He had been working at the same hospital that kidnapped Justina Pelletier. The children’s doctor of eight years mysteriously sent a letter to Mrs. Diegel, instructing her to transfer their medical care to doctors at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which she obediently did.
At some point, the new diagnosis of congenital disorder of glycosylation was made, although the parents were not told until later. Not coincidentally, TGen and NHGRI, National Human Genome Research Institute, began a drug trial for “Suspected Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation” in March. It was less than one month later that CPS seized Kayla and Hannah from their parents. The girls were entered into the drug trial without their parents’ knowledge or consent.
According to Health Impact News, it is a case of “follow the money.” The girls just happen to have this “rare and genetically significant condition [which] is a potential goldmine to pharmaceutical companies and researchers. The odds of finding two sisters with THIS same rare genetic condition is like winning a billion dollars in the lottery, at least for the entities that discovered them.”
On April 8, Hannah was taken. Two days later, CPS took her sister. Since that time, the doctors have ignored years of their previous medical history and removed their feeding tubes, resulting in drastic weight loss. Their health has deteriorated. For some time they were allowed to see their parents, but not their brother. Now, even those visits are denied.