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The Hilliard Family lost an older child to a complicated diagnosis. She was cared for at Boston Children’s Hospital. Their son, Gabiel, is a not a patient at that hospital, yet Children’s alerted child protective services over his diagnosis. “The fact that Children’s has so much power that they can get us in trouble with a totally different hospital across the city is appalling,” said Jessica Hilliard, the mother involved in that case. Her son Gabriel is being treated for mitochondrial disease. The state did open a new investigation but ultimately closed it.