13-Year-Old Jahi McMath Reportedly Improving

Last year, the country was briefly riveted the case of Jahi MacMath, a 13-year-old who underwent a routine tonsil surgery that led to her cardiac arrest and eventual coma. Experts eventually declared her brain dead and moved to take her off life support, but Jahi’s family fought to keep her on. The case eventually moved to court where a judge ruled that Jahi would be kept on life support for the foreseeable future. That was in December. Now, there are reports that Jahi is showing some signs of improvement, moving and even responding to her mother’s voice. Family lawyer Christopher Dolan even says that she may eventually be able to move out of the hospital ICU, saying “I would say that may be a discussion that I could see potentially happening. Because of Jahi’s improvement, she may need a lower level of care.”

It’s not much improvement, but it’s a lot more than experts predicted. “They said definitively that this young girl’s body will shut down,” Dolan said. “That her organs will fail. That her brain will liquefy and come out of her nose. They told that to the public to justify taking Jahi off life support. That has just not happened” …

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