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Jahi McMath, 13, was admitted to Children’s Hospital of Oakland and by now, you already know what happened next. The teenager inexplicably fell into a coma and was later declared brain de@d during a court hearing. But what we didn’t know up until now was what happened in those critical moments after the teen returned from surgery shortly before she fell into a coma.
In an interview with MailOnline, the teen’s mother relives those painful moments so that the world understands what her daughter went through. She also speaks of how cruel the hospital has been throughout this entire process, from beginning to end.
Nailah Winkfield, mother of McMath, says her “pretty, sweet daughter” was basically the victim of a botched surgery that should’ve been routine. Then she detailed the painful last moments of her daughter’s life.
‘My daughter started to ble*d and that will scar me forever because it happened in front of my face, in front of my mother’s face, in front of my husband’s face,’ she said, while still at the hospital.
‘She was very scared. She knew something was wrong. To see your daughter like that is just heartbreaking,” she concluded.
The mother, who has been by her daughter’s side since she fell into a coma, hasn’t given up hope yet.
‘But I still have hope. In fact I have more than hope. I am positive my daughter is going to wake up. I don’t have a doubt. I talk to her about it all the time.’
She was comforted by her husband, Marvin, as she told of how the hospital has been needling the family, being needlessly cruel in the face of a tragedy they themselves probably created.
‘They don’t even refer to her by name. They refer to her as the deceased, or the body, or the de@d and my daughter is not de@d.
Mrs. Winkfield finds it shocking that the hospital staff and doctors haven’t been able to show sympathy and respect during this very painful time.
‘They are awful, they have no compassion,” she finished.
They are still trying to move McMath to a new medical facility.