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Mom: Jahi Is 'Much Better,' Thanks

Nailah Winkfield gives update, thanks people for their support

(Newser) - More than two months after she was declared brain-dead, Jahi McMath is doing "much better," in the words of mom Nailah Winkfield. They're her first public comments since moving Jahi from Children's Hospital Oakland to an undisclosed location on Jan. 5, and come via a letter... More »

Experts: Brain-Dead Teen's Body Is Deteriorating

No 'heroic measures' can change the inevitable for Jahi McMath, they say

(Newser) - The coroner's office has issued a death certificate for Jahi McMath, but her family's lawyer this week claimed that now that she is receiving nutrition via a feeding tube, her "health is improving" and her condition has stabilized. But medical experts say that condition is undoubtedly a... More »

Brain-Dead Girl Moved From Hospital

Lawyer won't say where Jahi McMath is now

(Newser) - Acting with a court order, the family of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery has had her taken from a California hospital to be cared for elsewhere, the family's attorney says. Jahi McMath was moved by a critical care team while attached to a ventilator... More »

Family of Jahi McMath Can Move Brain-Dead Girl

Hospital agrees after mother takes responsibility for 13-year-old

(Newser) - The mother of Jahi McMath has won the right to move her daughter from Children's Hospital Oakland, where she was declared brain-dead more than three weeks ago. The hospital and Jahi's family reached a deal in court today in which Jahi's mom, Nailah Winkfield, will assume responsibility... More »

2nd Facility Turns Down Brain-Dead Teen at 11th Hour

Children's Hospital Oakland confirms it will unplug her at 5pm

(Newser) - The clock is ticking for Jahi McMath, with Children's Hospital Oakland yesterday confirming it will shut off her ventilator at 5pm today unless ordered otherwise, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . Her family continues to scramble to find a facility willing to take the brain-dead 13-year-old, after yesterday learning that... More »

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