The family of a California girl who's been declared brain dead say they're glad she's been transferred to a facility where she'll receive care. Jahi McMath has been on life support for weeks since she had complications from tonsil surgery.
Her uncle, Omari Sealey, told the press that the people who are now treating Jahi are dealing with her as if she's a girl who needs care, not a corpse. McMath's family waged a legal battle with the Children's Hospital in Oakland to get her transferred to a new medical center.
An official with Children's Hospital Oakland confirmed Jahi McMath's body was released to the coroner Sunday evening. The coroner then released the body to McMath's mother.
An attorney for the 13-year-old's family said another facility has agreed to take in McMath but there's no word as to where that is. Sealey refused to reveal what facility is now treating Jahi. McMath was declared brain dead three days after she developed complications from a tonsillectomy nearly a month ago.