Mother: Former Oakland girl at center of debate over brain death, dies

Mother: Former Oakland girl at center of debate over brain death, dies

The parents were by McMath's side and will return to California from New jersey to bury her alongside family members, the family's lawyer, Chris Dolan, said to the Washington Post.

Mother Nailah Winkfield left her job, sold her home and left her other children in the care of relatives to be with Jahi on the East Coast.

"She was a girl with a brain injury, and she deserved to be cared for like any other child who had a brain injury", Winfield had said, Time reported.

In a fearless move, Winkfield, fueled by her religious beliefs, flew McMath to New Jersey where she remained on life support. He goes on to say the death certificate, "notes that Jahi had been suffering from an anoxic brain injury for 4 years".

Jahi McMath was 13 years old in December 2013, when she had a routine surgery performed in California to remove her tonsils. "If Jahi has given up and doesn't want to be here anymore, I'm just going to go with what she wants".

Her long, chaotic legal and medical battle fascinated the country, pitting a hopeful, deeply faithful family against pragmatic medical science and bureaucracy.

Children's Hospital lawyers had argued that the family did not subject McMath to tests accepted by the American Medical Association to determine brain death. Winkfield believed that her daughter was not dead. In April, it headlined Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics' annual conference, marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark report that set the medical standard defining brain death. Noted neurologists said the three brain-death tests Jahi underwent, including one from an independent doctor, laid clear the loss of all brain function, an irreversible condition. As recently as a year ago, Shewmon reviewed 49 videos of the teenager moving specific fingers at command and concluded she did not fit the criteria for brain death. He also said video footage showed she could twitch her fingers and react to odors.

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In refusing to throw out the lawsuit previous year, a judge ruled that it was up to a jury to determine if the girl was still alive.

In the meantime, plans are being made for Jahi, who was 17 when she died, to be buried in California.

"I'm devastated about losing my daughter". "It is tragic that only now, after her death can I bring my daughter home".

"My wish is that she will get some laws changed", Winkfield said about her daughter.

"I hope she's taught people - stopped pulling the plug on your people", she said and added that the only regret she has is "taking her to get her tonsils removed". "Give them a chance".

Funeral services are being planned.

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