OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The uncle of a 13-year-old Northern California girl declared brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy says the family is trying to give the girl as normal of a Christmas as possible.
Omari Sealey says the family will wait until Thursday to discuss whether to appeal a judge’s decision allowing Children’s Hospital Oakland to remove his niece Jahi McMath from life support.READ MORE: Record-Breaking Temperatures Posted Around Sacramento Region Friday
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo issued the ruling Tuesday but gave the family until 5 p.m. on Dec. 30 to file an appeal. Jahi’s family has said they believe the girl is still alive.READ MORE: Sacramento Mayor Joins Group Pushing For Reparations For Black Communities As Country Celebrates Juneteenth As Federal Holiday
Sealey says the family plans to spend Christmas Day at the hospital. They’ve set up a Christmas tree in Jahi’s room with presents for her and her siblings.
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