A heartbeat, a death certificate and a girl’s fight for life

A California teenager has a death certificate with her name on it, but her heart is still beating.

Jahi McMath, 13, was declared brain dead 10 months ago. The teen suffered cardiac arrest following tonsil surgery to treat her sleep apnea at UCSF Beinoff Children’s Hospital in Oakland.

Jahi’s medical bills are piling up. If you would like to help the family financially, you can donate here.

According to the family’s attorney, Chris Dolan, she developed complications and was admitted to intensive care where she bled to the point of head trauma.

Dolan and Jahi’s family are seeking an unprecedented court order that would declare her alive.

A hearing was scheduled for Oct. 9 but was postponed by Dolan after a court-appointed expert said he saw no evidence that Jahi was alive.

Dolan told CBN News’ Mark Martin that this medical expert was also on the panel that initially declared her brain dead. The family and Dolan say they have proof that Jahi is making progress.

Latasha Winkfield, Jahi’s mother, lives in New Jersey with her daughter, who cannot return to California unless the ruling is overturned.


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