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On December 9th Jahi McMath underwent one of the most common procedures for kids, a tonsillectomy, at Children's Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, California.
But something went terribly wrong after the surgery and she went into cardiac arrest, doctors declared her brain dead on December 12th and pushed to take her off life support.
Even though doctors have said Jahi is brain dead with no chance of recovery, a court agreed to let an independent medical expert examine the girl and determine whether she can still pull through. According to the family's attorney, the court also ruled Jahi can stay on life support at least through Christmas.
Jahi's mother, Nailah Winkfield, said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" that she believes her daughter could still recover and that she will not stop fighting for her.