Brain Dead Girl, 13, Released From Hospital To Mother

Mon, January 6, 2014 9:31am EDT by 6 Comments
Jahi McMath Hospital
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Jahi McMath, 13, was released from the hospital where she was on a ventilator after her parents desperately fought to have her taken to a facility that would treat her with hope of recovery. A routine tonsil surgery left Jahi brain dead and on life support machines, but her family feels a new treatment can cure her.

Jahi McMath, 13, was released from Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, Cali. on Jan. 5 into her parents’ care after her family’s month-long fight to have her taken to a facility where she would be treated like she has hope for recovery — and not as a lifeless body. Though Jahi was declared brain dead by doctors and the court after complications from a tonsil surgery, her parents have faith there’s a chance she will wake up again. Transportation to a new hospital is the family’s first major victory.

Jahi McMath Released From Hospital: Brain Dead Teen In Mother’s Care

Jahi’s family has gotten one step closer in their fight to have their daughter transported to a new hospital with a different treatment plan for the brain dead teen, as Jahi has been released from the hospital and put in her mother’s care.

“The body of Jahi McMath was released by Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland to the coroner,” David Durand, the hospital’s chief of pediatrics said in a statement, reported CNN. “The coroner has released her body to the custody of her mother, Latasha Winkfield, as per court order, for a destination unknown.”

Jahi McMath: New Facility Eager To Care For Brain Dead Teen

Jahi’s exact hospital destination has not been revealed for the sake of her family’s privacy, but caretakers at New York’s New Beginnings Community Center explain they are ready to care for the girl.

“At this time we’re named as the potential facility that Jahi and her family will be coming to,” Allyson Scerri, founder of the New Beginnings, said to CNN.

“We are aware of Jahi McMath’s dire situation, and we are willing to open our outpatient facility to provide 24-hour care as an inpatient, long-term facility for Jahi with the required and appropriate medical staff that she depends upon,” Scerri said, in a court-documented letter. New Beginnings matches her family’s hope, and feels that Jahi’s brain injury may be able to heal. “Her brain needs time to heal. It’s a new injury,” she told CNN. “We believe in life after injury. All of us here at New Beginnings have first-hand experience because we have a loved one that was in the same situation as Jahi.”

Our thoughts are with Jahi’s family at this difficult time.

– Kristine Hope Kowalski

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Mel Rose

Posted at 2:15 PM on January 7, 2014  

This poor young girl has had no nutrients or fluids for over three weeks. The family keeps hope by stating that she looks at the balloons in her room. Neurologists have an in depth series of tests that they do to find someone brain dead. They don’t accept looking at balloons as one of the findings. I know we all comment about this because it is not our family and if it were our family member we may think differently. I just worry that the longer this goes on the harder it will be for them to have closure. As far as the malpractice issues that is just ridiculous. Stop trying to offer up a way for money to be the issue here and not the fact that this little girl is dead. Her uncle commented this morning that as long as her heart beats while on the respirator they will never give up hope. I think the reality of it is that the machine will keep her heart beating as long as the electricity is on. If they truly believe she is alive take her off the respirator and see if her heart beats on its own. That would be a true miracle. God bless all the people involved in this horrible situation

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Januaryshytown

Posted at 7:59 PM on January 8, 2014  

Well who knows, miracles have been known to happen. I pray for a miracle for this little girl. Sad and Tragic that we have physicians and dentists who should have Never, Ever been granted a license to practice, its like giving these poor excuse for medical professionals a license to kill!
You dumb idiots on this blog especially the one saying the parents are abusing their child by not giving up her so soon, you freaking Imbecile!!!! the only abuse done to this child was the incompetent Jackazzes who put this girl in her comatose state from a routine. dental procedure which turned into a child’s death. I don’t blame the parents for not giving up hope. Hope is what keeps many people going from day to day. If those were my parents, I wouldn’t want them to give up on me that easily either. There are documented cases of people coming out of comas after years of being in a comatose state. If Jesus/Yashua had given up on you rachet azz people long ago and even today, not a mutha freaking one of you would be here today. So for those of you who are saying this poor mum and dad should give up on their only baby girl, shame on you! Such wicked, rachet little Devils, you maintain hope that Chris Brown will reunite with Rihanna one day, and the other side maintans hope that Chris will eventually tell the world that he is in love with the little Karrueche midget, yet for the life of a precious child, you people are so quick to throw in the towel saying the parents should give up hope. Many of you guys seriously need to take a long look within your mirrors as you might not like what you see staring back at you! Peace!!!

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cassidy

Posted at 8:04 AM on January 7, 2014  

How horrible :(

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Warble

Posted at 12:43 PM on January 6, 2014  

Get a clue. If you read the news report you would have understood the body is already decomposing. And as for the comment about malpractice, you haven’t been following the story – the family grievously violated post-op instructions which is why they put a court-ordered strangle-hold on the hospital so that the hospital could make NO statements at all on what happened.

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morekare

Posted at 10:07 AM on January 6, 2014  

First of all, I am truly SORRY that this ever happened to such a sweet-looking little girl. She appeared to be a happy good-spirited youngster. The family NEEDS TO HIRE A STRONG ATTORNEY WITH A POSITIVE RECORD IN WINNING LARGE MALPRACTICE SUITS. THIS CASE SHOULD SETTLE FOR “BILLIONS” OF DOLLARS TO PUNISH THE HOSPITAL, DOCTORS, AND ALL MEDICAL PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE OF THIS YOUNG CHILD.

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Chris Smith

Posted at 11:43 AM on January 6, 2014  

This poor girl is dead. The family needs to recognize that and stop abusing her corpse. I am truly sorry for their loss, but his girl is gone and they are deluding themselves that she will recover.

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