Terri Schiavo’s Foundation Helps Jahi McMathBy: Lindsay McCane - January 2, 2014
The family of Terri Schiavo has joined forces with Jahi McMath’s family, to continue the fight to keep Jahi on life-support, after she was declared brain-dead on December 12.
“Together with our team of experts, Terri’s Network believes Jahi’s case is representative of a very deep problem within the U.S. healthcare system — particularly those issues surrounding the deaths of patients within the confines of hospital corporations, which have a vested financial interest in discontinuing life,” the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network said in a statement.
Jahi had checked in at the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland on December 9, to undergo a routine tonsillectomy. However, she began experiencing complications, after the surgery, that ultimately led to her being declared brain dead. Since then, her family has been fighting to have Jahi remain on life support, even though the hospital believes there is no way Jahi will ever recover.
Jahi’s family is now hoping to move Jahi to a hospital in New York, that agreed to accept her, with the help of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network . The family claims that the hospital in Oakland is “hell bent” on ending Jahi’s life and “does not believe that performing surgical procedures on the body of a deceased person is an appropriate medical practice.”