Jacksonville Mother Calls for Change after Medical Kidnapping

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Last June, I came across a documentary on Netflix called “Take Care of Maya.” Despite having no idea what it was about, I decided to press play.

The documentary goes back to 2016, when a Florida girl named Maya Kowalski — who suffers from a complex medical condition — was removed from her parents’ custody because health care and government institutions had suspicions of medical child abuse, also known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

Long story short, Maya’s mom, Beata, ended up taking her own life after experiencing extreme emotional distress due to her daughter’s removal.