Family Wants To Keep Life Support For Girl Brain Dead After Tonsil Surgery, Children's Hospital & Research Center in Oakland Reveals

Published: Dec 18, 2013

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Who gets to decide when to end life support when a person is brain dead? The mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead Thursday, three days after undergoing surgery to remove her tonsils, said Tuesday that the family should make the call. "I don't want her off life support because I really feel like she can wake up," Nailah Winkfield told CNN's Piers Morgan. "I feel like it's just been a rough week for her and, if they just give her some more time, then she'll be able to wake up."

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