The Jahi McMath Tragedy: What You Need to Know

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  • The Details Are Not Clear
  • The Fight for Life Support
  • Why Won’t Her Family Take Her Off Life Support?
  • Why Won’t the Hospital Help?
  • What Is a Tonsillectomy?
  • What’s Sleep Apnea?
  • Complications to Tonsillectomies
  • Update: McMath Leaves Oakland Hospital
  • Jahi Gets Help "She Should Have Gotten 28 Days Ago"
  • Understanding Her Plight

Why Won’t Her Family Take Her Off Life Support?

Due to religious convictions, the McMath family believes that their daughter is still alive, despite her diagnosis of being brain dead and only being kept alive with the help of machines. In past court proceedings, an outside doctor claims that he has seen Jahi respond to her grandmother’s touch.

 (Photo: AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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