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Jahi McMath Mother Photo Plea for Brain Dead Daughter Now 15

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A photo of then 13-year-old Jahi McMath is worn as a necklace in Oakland. (REUTERS/Stephen Lam)

By    |   Monday, 21 Mar 2016 10:34 AM

The mother of comatose Jahi McMath posted a photo on social media of the California teen who was declared brain dead two years ago as she continues her vigil and fight for a daughter she believes lives on.  

The photo was part of Nailah Winkfield's first update in about three months, saying: "Jahi as healthy and beautiful as ever, proving the naysayers wrong. A fighter, A warrior, A blessed child, Gods got your back little girl, keep fighting. Your testimony will be a great one,” reported NJ.com.

The Oakland girl, now 15, was pronounced brain dead after undergoing surgery to treat sleep apnea in 2013. Her family has been fighting to keep her on life support since then. The family is suing UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland for medical negligence in the botched tonsil surgery. The lawsuit claims the hospital mishandled the surgery and hounded Jahi’s mother to donate her organs.

Last week’s photo sparked a new wave of debate about the case, with some criticizing the family.

The post on the Keep Jahi Mcmath on life support Facebook page on Friday was later removed, but some online news stories were still featuring the photo.

The family posted a plea for kindness, requesting “if you are here to spew your negative thoughts please kindly delete your comments and remove yourself.”

 

This page was created to support this lovely child, Jahi McMath and her family, if you are here to spew your negative...

Posted by Keep Jahi Mcmath on life support on Sunday, March 20, 2016

That post also received a flood of comments.

Twitter users shared strong reactions.

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