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Girl, 2, pays with her life for DCF”s inaction

Article - Girl 2 Pays With Her Life For DCF''''''''s Inaction - Miami Herald 8-19-13_Page_1By: Carol Marbin Miller and Audra D.S. Burch, Miami Herald
Published: Sunday August 18, 2013


Aliyah Marie Branum spent much of her two years alive either homeless, living in a tent or a shed–and being cursed at, neglected and beaten.

Aliyah was born with several disabilities, and her her right eye was deformed and turning inward toward her brain–a condition her mother knew was serious but failed to treat. Her caregivers often didn”t bother to change her diapers, resulting in rashes and bleeding.

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