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    Shari Griffin carries her daughter Brittney Ireland to bed for an afternoon nap. Ireland, 30, is severly disabled from a rare form of epilepsy.

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    Brittney holds hands with grandmother Robin Coffin. Ireland, who suffers from a rare and severe form of epilepsy, is nonverbal, confined to a wheelchair and cannot eat solid foods.

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    Griffin tears up while discussing the many difficulties she's faced from Maine's Department of Health and Human Services.

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    Brittney receives a mixture of BOOST and Carnation Instant Breakfast from grandmother Robin Coffin.

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    Griffin flips through stacks of paperwork from Maine's Department of Health and Human Services. Unnecessary bureaucracy and paperwork have imperiled her daughter's life, Griffin said.

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    Brittney watches an episode of her favorite show, "Sofia the First." She receives in-home care.

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    Griffin gently pats Brittney's head while tucking her in. Griffin says bureaucratic roadblocks and incessant paperwork from Maine's Department of Health and Human Services have threatened her daughter’s safety.

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