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Take Care of Maya


Take Care of Maya (2023) is a documentary (on Netflix) telling the story of what happened to Maya Kowalski when she was 10 and admitted to the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida.

Hospital staff expressed concern about the treatment Maya was already receiving (under medical guidance) and alerted the child protection team.

Dr Sally Smith, the medical director the child protection team, decided that Maya’s mother had Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

May Kowalski was then removed from the care of her parents and held in state custody (while remaining in hospital).

The Kowalskis have filed a lawsuit against Johns Hopkins, with a trail set to start in September 2023.

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