Jahi McMath Attorney: “She’s in very bad shape”

Jahi McMath body moved

One day after 13-year-old brain dead Jahi MacMath was moved from a California children’s hospital to an undisclosed location, her family and lawyer finally concedes her situation is hopeless.

“Right now, we don’t know if she’s going to make it,” said attorney Christopher Dolan.

On Friday, a judge ruled the family could take the deceased eighth grader from Children’s Hospital Oakland to an undisclosed location. But Dolan admits the body is too badly deteriorated from decay and failing organs to save it.

“She’s in very bad shape,” Dolan said during a press conference at his law office Monday evening. “What I can tell you is that those examinations show that her medical condition, separate from the brain issue, is not good.”

Jahi has been ventilator-dependent since suffering a cardiac arrest after hemorrhaging following a tonsillectomy, sinus and upper palate surgical procedures to treat sleep apnea on Dec. 9.

Two hospital physicians and 3 independent doctors brought in by the family declared her brain dead with no blood flow or signs of electrical activity in her cerebrum.

But Jahi’s family refused to acknowledge her death. They clung to their religious beliefs and fought the hospital’s attempts to remove Jahi from the ventilator.

On Sunday, the hospital turned Jahi’s body over to the coroner who released the body to Jahi’s mother just before 8 p.m. A private ambulance was seen leaving the hospital loading dock with the body.

Dolan said Monday that Jahi is now receiving potassium, minerals and hormones through an IV. She is also receiving antibiotics for an infection. But she isn’t receiving nutrition due to “physical problems that do not allow surgical insertion of a feeding tube.”

Jahi was checked into an unnamed facility on Monday morning. The owner of a controversial brain injury center in NY who offered to take Jahi insisted that she needed time for her brain to recover from whole brain death.

“Her brain needs time to heal. It’s a new injury,” Scerri told CNN Sunday. “We believe in life after injury, all of us here at New Beginnings have first-hand experience because we have a loved one that was in the same situation as Jahi.”

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    67 Responses to “Jahi McMath Attorney: “She’s in very bad shape””

    1. 1
      BoogieNites says:

      :brokenheart: too heavy

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      LSLH says:

      The family is taking a dead body on tour across the country. So sad. They need to accept God’s will and let His will be done.

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      LSLH says:

      Sandra, what you still doing up posting?!

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      Sandra Rose says:

      LSLH says:

      Sandra, what you still doing up posting?!
      _________________

      I usually write 2 or 3 posts at night to have them ready in the morning. All the good bloggers do it. I made a mistake and hit publish on this post, though. :oops:

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      Ni ni says:

      Such a tragic story. I wonder if its true that the lil girl knew she wouldnt wake up.

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      MelsMami says:

      “We believe in life after injury, all of us here at New Beginnings have first-hand experience because we have a loved one that was in the same situation as Jahi.”
      ——————–
      So what condition is this loved one in today? This whole story is sad. :cry:

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      Anna says:

      MelsMami says:

      “We believe in life after injury, all of us here at New Beginnings have first-hand experience because we have a loved one that was in the same situation as Jahi.”
      ——————–
      So what condition is this loved one in today? This whole story is sad.
      ~~~~~~~
      I think she is “clinically” brain dead, but her organs are still fuctioning. I never heard that she was on life support. It is sad. I understand not wanting to let go of your child, some (tv media) are saying that she is not there, just a shell in her body.

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      gbellab says:

      Next order of business.. mega lawsuit for Oakland children’s hosp. The lawyer is something else

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      spongebobfan says:

      really need this family to let go this little girl. get autopsy and try to find out what happened. NO coming back from complete brain death, once that stem is gone, its a wrap and she flat lined weeks ago. i couldnt imagine losing one of my kids, i cant fathom what they are going thru, but they have to accept the inevitable
      then to find out she been laying there basically decaying all this time, i would pull plug myself.

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      spongebobfan says:

      @ Anna

      shes been on life support this entire time. if she could breathe on her own, she wouldnt have been declared brain dead

    11. 11

      This basically has turned into a science experiment. . Do they ever consider testing the mental compactly of the person making decisions? They raised 50k to get her moved she has state funded insurance. There are millions of kids who could benefit from the money they are tying up. This has moved from sad and tragic to ridiculous .

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      JerseyGirl68 says:

      There is a time when you have to ask God to help you accept reality. This one of those time.

      I don’t know how these parents could watch their child’s body deteriorate. I couldn’t do it.

      Perhaps they are dealing with a lot of guilt. Obese children are often mistreated by family members and peers. This may be the case with this precious little girl.

      Whatever the case, my sympathy and prayers :praying: go out to them.

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      JerseyGirl68 says:

      I meant to write, “This is one of those times.”. Sorry.

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      deedeegirl says:

      Very sad. She’s not being fed. They need to let the poor girl go. Tragic for this family.

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      Ms.Jackson says:

      I truly understand the love a mother has for her child. However, this is ridiculous !! If the factors turned the remains over to the coroners office……SHE IS D. E. A.D!!! What happened to QUALITY of life opposed the QUANTITY of life!! This is truly a tragic situation!! Let that baby REST IN PEACE!!!

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      The Pearl! says:

      Like Mama always says: “There but for the grace of God go I.” (I wouldn’t want to be in her mother’s position.) Prayers to the family. May little Jahi rest in peace soon.

    17. 17

      Ok now this is ridiculous ….why would you let you child’s body be in that shape :no:

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      A.J. says:

      Good Morning Sandra!!

      Hey Jenty my love!! :hug:
      Pearl hey babe, long time no font Happy New Year!! :waves:

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      bnatural says:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      Ok now this is ridiculous ….why would you let you child’s body be in that shape :no:
      ———

      Well, I don’t see why the family didn’t know it was coming. After the hospital declared her brain dead, they refused to keep her feeding tube going so she has basically been starving for over 20 days now. They literally just hooked her back up to the feeding tube after they moved her, I think.

      Also, she is brain dead and as we know, the brain regulates so much in our body. I feel so bad for this family. I know all of it has to seem so surreal. It was such a routine surgery. :cry:

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      But Jahi’s family refused to acknowledge her death. They clung to their religious beliefs and fought the hospital’s attempts to remove Jahi from the ventilator.
      _________________

      what religious belief is that :wtf: a miracle is just that a miracle…. with no help from man :shrugs: if a miracle was to take place it surely wouldn’t be while she is hooked up to a machine :nono: God needs no assistance from man trust….. Heck Lazerus was dead for days before he raised him…. he was not hooked up to no machine or anything, heck he was actually rotting (Stinking) ….. if they knew where she is :tea: Man looka here we need to strengthen our faith people… have faith …

      That’s easier to say for me though :sad: this is sad all around…. but I wouldn’t dare let my baby organs and body deteriorate… that’s kinda selfish if you ask me :shrugs:

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      A.J. says:

      My car sounded like a ghetto hoopty this morning. She normally purs like a kitten but not today. I made it to work tho. :coffee:

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      A.J. says:

      Well, I don’t see why the family didn’t know it was coming.
      __________
      Thank you Bnat! That’s what I’ve been hollering since last week. It’s like they aint said chit and gave the family hope. They never did.

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      A.J. says:

      My car sounded like a ghetto hoopty this morning. She normally purs like a kitten but not today. I made it to work tho.
      ___________________
      :rofl: I haven’t even cranked mines … my daughter is out today… I’m not going anywhere though :lol:

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      A.J. says:

      It was such a routine surgery. :cry:
      _________
      What people need to realize is there is risks with any type of surgery even the small ones. I remember when I had to get a abscess drained and packed. I was checking my insurance and funeral home paper AND my will. My partner thought I was a pure-d-clown. Chit I said you the fool as much as you stay in a hospital.

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      A.J. says:

      A.J. says:

      My car sounded like a ghetto hoopty this morning. She normally purs like a kitten but not today. I made it to work tho.
      ___________________
      :rofl: I haven’t even cranked mines … my daughter is out today… I’m not going anywhere though
      _____________
      Good for you; I remember you chanting that on yesterday! (rom-yo-ho-ren-gey-kil) :rofl: Tina Turner I wanna stay alive chant!! :hahaha:

    27. 27

      AJ say that :tea: there is a risk with every surgery…. :cry:

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      these folks are entering your body….

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      A.J. says:

      AJ say that :tea: there is a risk with every surgery….
      ___________
      It really is; I trust in God not man. I dislike most doctors as well. In my mind they ain’t studied enough and rush to get yo ass out and will prescribe every drug known to man that’s out.

      I’m like who finna fill all these prescriptions aint me. :no: NOSA

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      The Pearl! says:

      :waves: Heeey, AJ and happy new year to you!!

      :waves: Hey, Roses. Happy New Year to all!

      :waves: Auntie Sandra!

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      NUTTINBUTHEFFASHADE says:

      I have to drive in about an hour or so to get to work. I’m just not feeling like warming up my truck for 15-20 minutes, battling whatever nonsense is on 285 (atl), and then being slammed with reports and schit that MUST be submitted today because the other workers were smart enough to call out, but since you’re here, can u do them in their absence? No thx, sit on my hairy ass day.

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      Why I just noticed my heat wasn’t on in the crib :eek: :phew: good insulation in the piece :danban:

      :offtopic: was reading earlier about Kandi talm but she wasn’t loose :hahaha: you know with the Chuck Smith …..Kandi Kandi, yes dude is a azz but the A town know you was good and loose :lol: you and another somebody…… fugging too and fro all over ATL

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      A.J. says:

      I have to drive in about an hour or so to get to work. I’m just not feeling like warming up my truck for 15-20 minutes, battling whatever nonsense is on 285 (atl)
      ___________
      Well at least there is no black ice on the roads.

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      libra80sbaby says:

      This cold GOTTA chill :cold:

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      The Pearl! says:

      I wish I could chill at the crib (atl)…gotta go the doctor at 11 (follow-up to foot surgery I had Dec. 18). I hope like hell doc gives me a walking boot ta-day! Mama gots thangs to do and places to go! :danban:

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      A.J. says:

      Kandi know she done pounced an slobbed on half of Atlanta, married and all to get on back in the day.

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      bnatural says:

      libra80sbaby says:

      This cold GOTTA chill :cold:
      ——

      I know, we aren’t used to this in Hampton Roads…feels like it at or below 0 when you factor in the wind chill…it’s just too much…and by the end of the week, it’ll be back in the 60′s

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      A.J. says:

      and by the end of the week, it’ll be back in the 60?s
      __________
      Just crazy.

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      NUTTINBUTHEFFASHADE says:

      Right, topic. Why are they causing themselves more emotional turmoil by refusing to let this young lady go? Black folks and prayer, I swear. Believe what you want, but my common sense kicks in before anything else. I need negroes to detox themselves of Christianity. Are they praying that her current state will change?

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      A.J. says:

      Kandi know she done pounced an slobbed on half of Atlanta, married and all to get on back in the day.
      __________________

      Exactly :rofl: the hell she talm bout… and that ninja Chuck was feeling her too, but as a ninja in exclusive relationship with trim… shyt make him look bad…. so he trying to save face for the camera :lol: If you from Atlanta, Kandi was a known slut in the A :tea: and so was another FOB but :kona:

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      NUTTINBUTHEFFASHADE says:

      Right, topic. Why are they causing themselves more emotional turmoil by refusing to let this young lady go? Black folks and prayer, I swear. Believe what you want, but my common sense kicks in before anything else. I need negroes to detox themselves of Christianity. Are they praying that her current state will change?
      _____________________

      Problem is folks play like they know the word …. but don’t believe the word….. most of the people sitting up in the church house hardly believe half of the shyt they hear…. they just hoop and holler because its the thing to do :shrugs: I am firm believer in most of these Churches, God is not even present….. some of the worst, meanest people all up in the church house….
      But there is nothing wrong with prayer and all :tea: I’m not gone say that… I can tell whole heartily that he has answered my prayers :yes: problem is people want God to work on their time :nono: we not on our own time :shrugs:

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      libra80sbaby says:

      bnatural says:

      libra80sbaby says:
      This cold GOTTA chill :cold:
      ——
      I know, we aren’t used to this in Hampton Roads…feels like it at or below 0 when you factor in the wind chill…it’s just too much…and by the end of the week, it’ll be back in the 60?s
      ———————————–
      :nono: See that type chit causes pneumonia and folks get :sick:

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      A.J. says:

      Problem is folks play like they know the word …. but don’t believe the word….. most of the people sitting up in the church house hardly believe half of the shyt they hear…. they just hoop and holler because its the thing to do :shrugs: I am firm believer in most of these Churches, God is not even present….. some of the worst, meanest people all up in the church house….
      But there is nothing wrong with prayer and all :tea: I’m not gone say that… I can tell whole heartily that he has answered my prayers :yes: problem is people want God to work on their time :nono: we not on our own time
      _________
      Well said Jenie!! I do not waste my time in going; instead I have focused on having an intimate relationship with God. One on one; I talk to him and he hears me! That’s all I need. Real good over here.

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      bnatural says:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      A.J. says:
      Kandi know she done pounced an slobbed on half of Atlanta, married and all to get on back in the day.
      __________________
      Exactly :rofl: the hell she talm bout… and that ninja Chuck was feeling her too, but as a ninja in exclusive relationship with trim… shyt make him look bad…. so he trying to save face for the camera :lol: If you from Atlanta, Kandi was a known slut in the A :tea: and so was another FOB but :kona:
      ———–

      Did anyone else catch the “****tail” sausage jab Phaedra made in reference to Chuck? Also, on twitter, Kandi kind of confirmed it as well :rofl:

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      libra80sbaby says:

      :waves:
      Sandra
      Jenie
      Pearl
      bnatural
      AJ
      Fashade
      Ms. Jackson

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      I’m so over the screen shots of the weather on FB :rolleyes: we get it … its cold

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      A.J. says:

      Did anyone else catch the “****tail” sausage jab Phaedra made in reference to Chuck? Also, on twitter, Kandi kind of confirmed it as well
      _______
      It made no difference to me; she got dragged for filth from the front seat. I’m real good on Phaedra now. Lawyer or not, I would have rose up out that backseat and it would’ve been a problem. SUV flipped over and everything. :yes: I’d see to it.

    49. 49

      Chuck certainly seems like he has a lil byrd :lol:

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      A.J. says:

      I’m so over the screen shots of the weather on FB :rolleyes: we get it … its cold
      ________
      But the screenshots my friends posts are of other cities up north. Nigga it’s the same cold here, chit.

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      Chucky is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy to ****y :nono: a sure sign of a small byrd

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      A.J. says:

      Libra :woot: morning

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      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      Good Morning everyone. Yeah about this here….they need to let that child go. And why are they doing all this and not feeding her? SO her brain dead body is starving? I don’t get it. Lord, help them.

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      libra80sbaby says:

      @ Jenie
      I grew up in the traditional Southern Baptist church…you know, the kind that start at 11am and then end at about 4 in the afternoon. My Grandma made us go to Sunday school, praise and worship, vacation bible school, service, evening service, revival etc…They hollered shouted danced and the preacher hollered and ran and sweated and cartwheeled and layed hands and what not. When I became an adult, I left that church and joined a church that focused more on TEACHING instead of PERFORMING. I never remembered the sermons at the old church because more focus was placed on ENTERTAINMENT. The church me and my husband and kids go to actually TEACH the congregation without all the shenanigans and I actually remember what is taught to me. AND service starts at 11:15 and ends at 12:15 TUH!! AND they have that fie shoney’s breafus buffet set up at 10:30 after Sunday school…WE IN THERE!!

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      A.J. says:

      I do not waste my time in going; instead I have focused on having an intimate relationship with God. One on one; I talk to him and he hears me! That’s all I need. Real good over here.
      __________________
      :yes: and there is nothing wrong with folks going to church , cause some need to that push :yes: but understand it is your responsibility to have a personal relationship with God….

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      A.J. says:

      :newpost: Luda

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      libra80sbaby says:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      I’m so over the screen shots of the weather on FB :rolleyes: we get it … its cold
      ————————-
      Twitter doin the same chit guhl…somebody posted the weather in Miami lastnight. low of 53 high of 82…I was like “Fuk you and EVERYTHING you stand for, ya bish!!” We :cold: as fuk and you wanna gloat

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      Libra chile folks want to be seen in the Church house :rofl:

      running through the aisles and shyt :woohoo: the most chile….. when I tell you its a show :no:

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      A.J. says:

      and there is nothing wrong with folks going to church , cause some need to that push :yes: but understand it is your responsibility to have a personal relationship with God….
      _________
      You are absolutely right. People should do what’s best for them. I will call a person out right in the middle of service so it’s best I stay home.

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      AJ I saw a video the other day dude was ticking <<< yes ticking… ragtopping sliding :danban: child just a mess in his Holy Ghost dance…. that shyt is a distraction :nono: you can't even get ya praise for a fool clowning up in there

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      anw_rootbeer says:

      Hate to hear people say “God’s will” you can’t possibly believe God would allow an innocent little girl to suffer and die under these circumstances. God is the God of love, and he allows us to make our own choices and decisions, and in that we have human error.
      I pray God will comfort this family in their time of need.

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      pointhimout says:

      When I saw chuck, the first thing I said was ‘wow, he lost a lot of weight.’ Kandi has said before that she likes guys with meat on them, so it made sense. Plus, she dated Gerald Levert, so I believe she does like chunky guys.

      It’s a few industry chicks that have a rep for bedding a lot of guys. I don’t knock them any more than I knock the men who have slept with a lot of women. IDK the FOB folks hinting at, but unless I’m slow, I never heard about Tiny being like that. But again, unless I’m slow and missed something along the way. Maybe that’s not who y’all were talking about. Kandi and especially Chilli, oh yeah. I love Kandi like my favorite pair of free balling underwear, I do, I do, but it’s no secret that the streets have been talking for years that she was gettign it in with single, married, divorced, separated, fathers, sons, etc. That’s just what was out there Kandi, I love you boo, don’t be mad. Ur still a boss.

      Chilli, no words. Why does she just irk the hell outta me? I think it’s because she plays so goody goody knowing full effin well she had a rep back in the day. U can be a ho, but once everybody knows it, a wealthy industry guy will never marry you. How he look wifin’ you up knowing his engineer and personal chef’s bodyguard got a whiff of it?

      I always say the decision you make today will either help or hurt you later in life. You be the honest judge.

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      rwilliams4782 says:

      Heyyyy yall

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      pointhimout says:

      @AJ, yeah, Chuch was wrong as hell, but he dragged and embarrassed Phaedra. I didn’t get why the need to have the conversation right in front of Nene like that. That bitch right there, hold me back.

      Phaedra has got to start standing up for herself. I think she’s more of the calculating type that does ish undercover. I hate that she never defends herself, she just hides her head in her shell once confronted. Sitting in the car with Nene, oh hell no, I’m showing my ass. You aint gone “check” me with this inappropriate convo and have me looking crazy.

      Chuck Smith, as corny as he is, made himself look worse. Dear Chuck, all the p u ssy u got, u bought it. My mouth dropped when he said Kandi was with different guys at the time. I can’t remember how he phrased it, but it definitely made her seem like a whore. Men talk way more than women. I think she and Todd have broken up too…just a hunch. I feel bad for her actually because she wants a husband or sm1 to share her life with so badly.

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      uh ya think? she’s brain dead. i dont know if there is a worse shape to be in :no:

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      stevetheque says:

      The saga of Bernie continues!

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      http://media.nbcbayarea.com/documents/HeidiFlori.pdf

      Come on people – does the family not have pastor or someone of faith that can counsel them to accept the obvious and say goodbye? I’ve never lost a child – my heart goes out to Jahi’s family, but it is what it is.

      This childs mom is letting her guilt drive her thought process and it is not good.

      Sidebar: Who is paying for this? #noshade

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