The family of a Northern California girl, on life support after being declared brain dead, announced today the name of a third party doctor who will examine the Oakland teen who remains hospitalized after complications from a tonsillectomy
D.r Paul Fisher of Lucile Packard Children's HOspital is considered a well known expert on brain death, and will evaluate the condition of 13-year-old Jahi McMath.
McMath's family obtained an order Friday to keep doctors at Children's Hospital of Oakland from removing Jahi from a ventilator.
A judge ordered the family to meet with doctors to select a neurologist to evaluate the young girl.
Jahi went into cardiac arrest after a routine tonsillectomy earlier this month. She was declared brain dead on Dec. 12.
The teen's mother over the weekend pleaded for prayers for her daughter. Writing in a letter "Despite what they say, she is alive. I can touch her, she is warm. She responds to my touch. Given time I know (God) will spark her brain awake."