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The girl in the window

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 06, 2008

This story about a “most outrageous case of neglect” was extremely difficult to read at times, but it’s an amazing tale.

“It’s mind-boggling that in the 21st century we can still have a child who’s just left in a room like a gerbil,” said Tracy Sheehan, Danielle’s guardian in the legal system and now a circuit court judge. “No food. No one talking to her or reading her a story. She can’t even use her hands. How could this child be so invisible?”

There’s a collection of video and audio that accompanies the story as well. (via waxy)

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