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Old 06-12-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
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Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old Oakland girl who was declared brain-dead in December, will "graduate" from middle school in absentia after administrators decided to grant her family's request for an honorary certificate.

Jahi's uncle, Omari Sealey, told ABC7-TV that officials at E.C. Reems Academy of Technology and Arts "will be honoring" the teen on Friday with the graduation certificate, which will be accepted by a family member.

Sealey had complained on his social media accounts earlier in the week, saying school officials were reluctant to honor the family's request because they had received "too many complaints" about displaying anything regarding Jahi.

Jahi was an eighth-grader when she underwent surgery in December to remove her tonsils, adenoids and uvula at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. After three days of complications, she was declared brain-dead by multiple neurologists.

Despite the determinations, her family eventually won permission in court to move her body to an undisclosed facility, where she has been kept on a ventilator.

Jahi's family has not disclosed the exact condition of her body since she was moved to the facility. In interviews, Jahi's mother, Nailah Winkfield, has said she refuses to refer to her daughter as being brain-dead, and maintains that "she will have a recovery."
Related story: mentally incompetent mother of brain-dead Jahi McMath says daughter is 'still sleeping'
Experts have told The Times that bodies of the brain-dead have been maintained on respirators for months or, in rare cases, years. However, once cessation of all brain activity is confirmed, there is no recovery.

Jahi McMath, declared brain-dead last year, to get honorary diploma - Los Angeles Times
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I hear she's going to move to Nevada and run for governor......
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half of everyone who graduates nowadays is brain dead anyways.... with all the new (lower) education standards, and cookie cutter bullshit these kids are fed throughout school.
At least there is the chance that she WAS a great intelligent student, that carved her own path along the way. lol

This is quite surprising though.... Would it be the equivalent of all those honorary degrees that people get? Like all 50 of Bob Barkers Honorary Doctorates and Bachelors degrees he has aquired through the years?
Or like the make a wish foundation things... like where they actually swear the kid into the military for a day, and honorably discharge them at the end of the day as a staff sergeant.
Its not like she will be using it to get a job or anything..... i would hope not anyways. lol
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Kinda like when celebrities that didn't graduate HS get honorary diplomas to Ivy League schools.
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The mother of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead by multiple neurologists more than three months ago, insisted Thursday that her daughter was "asleep" and "blossoming into a teenager."
That's not blossoming, that's bloating.
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Why? Seriously, why in the **** would they care?
I think having children makes you brain damaged.

My kid is brain dead, but at least they graduated from middle school.
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