Jahi McMath

 

 

Age: 17

 

Summary: persistent vegetative state patient whose brain-death following a routine tonsil surgery in 2013 created national headlines, who was 13 years old when she underwent surgery to treat pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that made her stop breathing in her sleep and caused other medical problems, but who was declared brain-dead by doctors on December 12, 2013 a few days after surgery on her tonsils at a Oakland, California hospital and whose family disagreed with the declaration.

 

 

Cause of Death: Liver failure

 

Born: October 24, 2000

 

Died: June 22, 2018

 

Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey