Martin Gottesfeld is a computer engineer and tireless champion for children whose wrongful imprisonment has been documented by Michelle Malkin, Rolling Stone, and numerous others.
In 2014, Marty, as his friends and family call him, defended the life of then-15-year-old Justina Pelletier as well as the rights of her parents. The Pelletiers had brought Justina to Harvard-affiliated Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) with a referral to see a specialist who had treated her before at nearby Tufts Medical Center. However, when Justina arrived she was instead seen by a different set of less experienced doctors who incorrectly challenged her existing physical diagnosis in favor of a mental one. They wanted to stop her pain and heart medications, amongst others.
When her parents refused and tried to discharge Justina to her return to her previous doctors, BCH called Child Protective Services (CPS) and told them the Pelletiers were guilty of "medical child abuse" for treating Justina for her physical condition and refusing to consent to exclusively psychiatric care.
CPS sided with BCH and took custody. A short time later, against her and her family's wishes, Justina's medications were stopped and BCH locked her in its now-notorious Bader 5 psych ward.
Inside Bader 5, Justina suffered severe physical pain and continued psychological trauma away from her family and without the critical medications that she needed for the physical condition that she really has. Here's her father telling Boston's PBS station about what happened more than a year into the ordeal: READ MORE
Please feel free to download the show audio and re-post on any platform you choose.