Jahi McMath Arrives At Long-Term Care Facility, Says Family

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SAN FRANCISCO — The 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after tonsil surgery has been taken to a facility where her family says they can take care of her.

A critical care team took Jahi McMath while she was attached to a ventilator but without a feeding tube on Sunday night from Children’s Hospital Oakland, after a weekslong battle with the hospital over her care.

Her family wouldn’t disclose where she had been taken. Her uncle, Omari Seeley, said Monday that she traveled by ground and that there were no complications in the transfer, suggesting Jahi may be in California.

The new facility has “been very welcoming with open arms. They have beliefs just like ours,” he said. “They believe as we do.”

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