‘Brain Dead’ Teen Discharged from Oakland Hospital

"Jahi is free," her uncle wrote on Twitter

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Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared “brain dead” after tonsil surgery, was discharged from an Oakland hospital late Sunday night.

The Los Angeles Times reports that McMath left under her family’s care after a coroner had certified her death on Friday, Dec. 12. A statement from the hospital wished the McMath family “closure and peace.”

The family’s attorney dismissed the death certificate. “They are going to care for her, respect her and love her,” he told the AP, “and they’re going to call her Jahi, not `the body.’”

The McMath family protested the hospital’s recommendation to unplug her ventilator after doctors found an irreversible cessation of all brain activity.

[LA Times]
12 comments
zelskid1
zelskid1

March For Jahi Mcmath is a Face Book Page. Express your opinion.

zelskid1
zelskid1

Let that poor girl go. This could be a trend and it could bankrupt the system

ictdco
ictdco

When is this going to become child abuse or abuse of a disable person?  How can loving parents, no matter how "devote" they say they are put their child through this kind of horrendous non-living state? 

ScallywagNYC
ScallywagNYC

One has to wonder who will fund Jahi's ongoing life support and at what cost and what will happen in 3 months time when the family have yet to see Jahi come back to life? Will they continue their plight, ask for more donations and for how long will those donations continue to come and how does one in the end exactly measure the merits of one's faith in the face of logic and absurdity......?


http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2014/01/body-of-jahi-mcmath-released-to-mother-search-for-facility-underway/

krw1943
krw1943

This is an enormously sad case and whatever can give the family some peace must be allowed. 

USMCGrizz
USMCGrizz

@zelskid1  Her being at home will cost "the system" money how, exactly?  You may want to go to the ER because it seems your heart has ceased beating also!

Leann
Leann

@ictdco Well, for whatever it's worth, they're not really putting HER through anything. She's braindead.

zelskid1
zelskid1

@ScallywagNYC There has to some new policy for cases like this or we will bankrupt the system

BuzzBayless
BuzzBayless

@krw1943It is indeed a tragedy, but the girl is gone. She ain't coming back.