OAKLAND (CBS SF)— A foundation started by Terri Schiavo’s family said it has been working with relatives of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery to get her transferred to a long-term care facility.
Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, based out of New Jersey, has been working behind the scenes to help get Jahi McMath moved to a care facility.
Schiavo, who suffered brain damage after a heart attack, was at the center of a 15-year-long right-to-die struggle that ended in 2005 when her husband removed her feeding tube over objections from her parents.
Jahi underwent a tonsillectomy and related procedures at Children’s Hospital Oakland on Dec. 9 to treat sleep apnea and was declared brain dead three days later after complications.
Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Melinda Krigel said it has not heard from any facility.