Marlowe's Shade

Friday, January 27, 2006

Haleigh Safe for Now

From The Boston Globe

The 11-year-old Westfield girl who was close to being removed from life support after allegedly being beaten into a coma by her adoptive mother and stepfather has been moved to a rehabilitation hospital in Boston.

Haleigh Poutre was discharged Thursday from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and admitted to the Franciscan Hospital for Children. She has been hospitalized since September, when authorities say she was beaten into a coma.

A statement issued by the Franciscan Hospital said: "It is our hope that her stay at Franciscan will afford her the opportunity to maximize her potential for gains in her recovery."

The hospital advertises itself as the largest pediatric rehabilitation facility in New England.

Hospital officials and officials from the Department of Social Services, which has custody of Haleigh, refused to discuss her medical condition because of privacy laws.
papijoe 3:04 PM