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 Just as the COVID 19 pandemic was ending in Los Angeles, my 14 year old sister, Maya Logan, ran away. The child welfare system kept my sister running between hospitals, foster care, and rehabilitation centers. When Maya Logan died, my mother and I gathered everything we had to find out why.

(This story discusses self harm, substance use, and suicidal behavior. If you or someone you know needs help, take the person seriously, stay with them, help them remove lethal means and call/text 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also go to https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/resources online for further information.)

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