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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A foundation started by Terri Schiavo’s family says it has been working with relatives of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery to get her transferred to a long-term care facility.

Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network says it has been working behind the scenes to help get Jahi McMath moved to a care facility.

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Jahi McMath has been declared brain dead.

Schiavo, who suffered brain damage after a heart attack, was at the center of a years-long right-to-die struggle that ended in 2005 when her husband removed her feeding tube over objections from her parents.

Jahi underwent a tonsillectomy and related procedures at Children’s Hospital Oakland on Dec. 9 to treat sleep apnea and was declared brain dead three days later after complications.

Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Melinda Krigel says it has not heard from any facility.