(Inquisitr) 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 dismotility 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.