Mom says “heartless” hospital dumped daughter in the cold


Source: CBS News

The mother of a 22-year-old woman who was discharged from a Maryland hospital and left to fend for herself in freezing cold weather at a bus stop is speaking out to correct misconceptions about her daughter. The mother, who asked to be identified only as Cheryl, says she wants to “correct the misinformation that’s out there” because her daughter, Rebecca, “was humiliated” by the incident. 

“There are people who are saying that my daughter is a drug addict, my daughter’s a prostitute, that she’s deaf,” Cheryl told CBS News. “She’s not deaf, not a prostitute, not a drug addict. My daughter has mental illness.” 

The case gained national attention when a bystander captured cellphone video of hospital workers leaving Rebecca on a downtown Baltimore street wearing only her flimsy hospital gown and socks in 30-degree weather.

“My daughter was disposed of.


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