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Jahi McMath: Mom and lawyer say only remaining option for brain-dead girl is a....
mercury news ^ | Thomas Peele

Posted on 12/30/2013 8:55:21 AM PST by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Jahi McMath: Mom and lawyer say only remaining option for brain-dead girl is a New York care facility

OAKLAND -- A Los Angeles-area long-term care facility that had been willing to accept Jahi McMath has withdrawn its offer, leaving a New York hospital as the only apparent option for the brain-dead girl as a 5 p.m. Monday deadline to remove her from a ventilator approaches, her mother and attorney said Sunday.

"I just found out that the facility my daughter was supposed to be going to has backed out," Jahi's mother, Nailah Winkfield, wrote on the family's fundraising website early Sunday. "My family and I are still striving to find a location that will accept her in her current condition."

That leaves an unnamed New York hospital "as our last, last hope," Jahi's lawyer, Christopher Dolan, said. The facility is run by an "organization that believes in life," Dolan told The Associated Press.

But in a statement issued Sunday, a spokeswoman for Children's Hospital Oakland said its doctors said no one from any other medical organization has been in contact with it to discuss a transfer of the 13-year-old.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: jahimcmath; prolife; terrislist; terrisping
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To: NonValueAdded

“Have they tried the Jefferson Institute?”

You are terrible. ;-)


21 posted on 12/30/2013 11:11:42 AM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: Morgana

The initial hospital has been waiting for transfer instructions since last Friday. Something is not ‘kosher’ here, to use a phrase. At least the family has stopped collecting money online for the girls’ transfer expenses. They should return every penny of that collection. The mother (and father if there is a present father) needs someone to help her accept the hard truth that her baby is not coming back. This is a very destructive, painful cycle of events, leaving nobody looking good or in the right. No more marching on the hospital. Marching about what? The hysteria of this family, and their tendancy to try using the hot light of the media for their emotional bidding is probably one reason some hospitals have backed out of the deal. Let’s not go shopping for trouble and endless litigation.


22 posted on 12/30/2013 11:38:26 AM PST by lee martell
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