Lawyers for the family of Jahi McMath want her to be declared "alive" by the California court system. She was declared brain dead...but her body is obviously not decaying.
Wesley J. Smith has the story at the National Review.
A good reminder for everyone when dealing with end of life issues. If the body is dead, the body will die...decay. If someone is taken off of life support and they don't die...they don't decay...then they aren't dead.
One would think this would be obvious to the medical establishment but nowadays it is up to the family to guard and protect their loved ones receiving medical attention.