The Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network is working with loved ones of the brain dead teen to help fight for her survival.
The family of Jahi McMath is reportedly receiving advice from a group linked to Terri Schiavo as they fight to keep the 13-year-old on life support.
McMath was declared brain dead on Dec. 12 after undergoing a tonsillectomy at Children’s Hospital Oakland in California. The operation was supposed to help treat McMath’s sleep apnea and other issues, but during her recovery, the teen began to bleed heavily and eventually went into cardiac arrest, the Associated Press reports. Three days later she was declared brain dead.
Despite the doctors’ diagnosis, McMath’s family has been fighting to keep the child on life support in the hope that she may eventually recover. Now it appears the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network has quietly joined the McMaths in an effort to keep the teen on her ventilator. Indeed, the Network’s website is currently filled with updates on McMath’s case and features a column by conservative pundit Michelle Malkin in support of McMath’s parents.
Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who went into a coma in 1990, was at the center of protracted right-to-die battle that pitted her husband, Michael, against her parents and other family members. The acrimonious and very public fight ended in 2005 when her spouse finally removed her feeding tube.
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