An Oakland, Calif., teen who was declared brain-dead by doctors in December, 2013 “is still alive and just as beautiful as ever,” her mother wrote in a recent Facebook post.
The mom, Nailah Winkfield, gave an update about her daughter, Jahi McMath, on Wednesday, saying she was moving more on her mother’s command.
“Hello everyone,” Winkfield wrote in a post at Keep Jahi Mcmath on life support. “As requested here is the latest pic of Jahi. Our little sleeping beauty is doing great and progressing. She is moving more on her mothers command. As you can see she is still alive and just as beautiful as ever. Flawless skin! She will be 15 in a few days.”
In a post Friday, Winkfield listed an updated image of her daughter with braids for her 15th birthday on Saturday.
Jahi was declared legally dead On Dec. 12, 2013, following complications from tonsillectomy. Although multiple experts confirmed that nothing more could be done for the girl, her family moved her to an undisclosed facility that agreed to continue treating her.
Chris Dolan, the family’s attorney, filed papers last year arguing that medical experts, including world-class experts on brain death, said she is not brain-dead.