*Wouldn’t it be great if the child declared brain-dead one year ago, just woke up one day and resumed life as it was before she went to sleep? While this might seem kind of far-fetched, recent signs of life is coming from a young girl whose family has been waiting with baited breath for her to wake up.
Thirteen year old Jahi McMath never woke uplast year following aroutine tonsil and adenoid removal surgery to treat sleep apnea at Oakland Children’s Hospital. After what doctor’s apparently thought was a significant amount of time, the coroner pronounced her brain-dead. But now, McMath is responding to her mother’s voice, and recently, moved her hand and her foot as prompted by a very happy mom. The attorney for the attorney now aims to get the determination of her brain death reversed.
According to Jahi’s family, last year the girl awakened from the surgery and started bleeding heavily from her mouth. Her mother said blood clots “were sliding out” and the teen went into cardiac arrest. Since that time a contentious legal battle has taken place between the family and the hospital—which has been referring to their daughter as “the body.” The coroner finally issued a death certificate releasing the hospital from providing care for the teen.
Attorney Christopher Dolan filed pleadings in Alameda County Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 on behalf of the family and posted videos of Jahi moving her hands and feet at her mother’s command online.
See a video of Jahi moving her hand at her mother’s command directly below. And scroll down to read more at NewsOne.