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Medford Facility Willing To Take In Jahi McMath

Facility says they are willing to provide 24-hour care for the teenager declared brain dead by a California hospital.

Screenshot of Jahi McMath from a KTXL Sacramento video on Huffington Post viewable at: http://huff.to/1amAg3t
Screenshot of Jahi McMath from a KTXL Sacramento video on Huffington Post viewable at: http://huff.to/1amAg3t
Medford's New Beginnings Center is hoping to provide care for Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead following complications from a tonsil surgery.

Court documents have previously identified the facility as one that has offered to take care of McMath on a 24-hour basis. Allyson Scerri, founder of the center, told CNN in a Sunday report that they are waiting to find out if they will be receiving her.

"At this time we're named as the potential facility that Jahi and her family will be coming to, but we will know more details in a couple of hours, and we'll certainly be happy to let you know as we know," Scerri said in the report.

The facility, located at 12 Platinum Court, also has issued a statement on its website:

"We do encourage every citizen to take the time to educate themselves more clearly on the issues of what brain death is and what it is not," the statement said. "This child has been defined as a deceased person yet she has all the functional attributes of a living person despite her brain injury."

According to the New York Daily News, McMath has been removed from the Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and placed into the care of her mother at 7:50 p.m. Sunday night.

As previously reported, court documents also reportedly say that arrangements have been made to fly McMath via an air ambulance company from Oakland to Long Island for $27,950. A GoFundMe campaign for McMath has currently raised over $50,692 as of Monday afternoon.

A CNN video report on McMath is embedded in the media gallery of this post.

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