So inspiring. Sarah, 11, has returned home after spending six months in a hospital, where she fought for her life and successfully underwent a lung transplant. Keep reading for all the details!
Sarah Murnaghan, who was dying from cystic fibrosis but successfully underwent an adult lung transplant, returned home to Newtown Square, Pennsylvania on Aug. 27 after spending six months in a hospital. The miraculous procedure came after her parents, Janet and Fran, fought for legislation to allow their daughter to acquire a new set of lungs from an adult organ donor list.
The courageous 10-year-old girl, who was dying from cystic fibrosis, is beginning her long road to recovery after her successful lung transplant. A source close to Sarah’s family tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY just how the family is handling the miraculous recovery.
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, is in the hospital recovering after she underwent a life-saving lung transplant operation on June 12. The miraculous procedure came after her parents Janet and Fran fought relentlessly for legislation to allow their daughter to acquire a new set of lungs from an adult organ donor list.
The miraculous day has finally come for Sarah, who was dying from cystic fibrosis. After finally receiving the healthy lungs she needed from an adult donor list, the 10-year-old is undergoing her life-saving operation.
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, underwent her life-saving lung transplant surgery on the morning of June 12, after she was moved to the adult organ donor list. The precious girl’s family took legal action to have her legally moved and prioritized on the adult donor list after no lungs were available for her on the pediatric organ list.
While the search is out for viable lungs for Sarah Murnaghan, her condition is deteriorating. The 10-year-old, whose case has stirred up controversy over the ‘Under 12 Rule’ for transplants, was intubated June 8 due to trouble breathing.
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, is on the adult transplant list for new lungs, but her condition continues to deteriorate as she waits for new lungs.
Sarah Murnaghan and her family may finally be getting the answers they’ve wanted and deserved. A Pennsylvania judge ruled in favor of the 10-year-old on June 5 to grant her family’s desperate plea to make her eligible to seek adult lungs for transplant.
Sarah Murnaghan is now on the adult transplant list for new lungs. After legislation initially prevented her from being on the list because of her age, Sarah’s fight for life against Cystic Fibrosis captivated the nation, and now a judge is giving her a “fighting chance at life.”
A suffering 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis could die within the next few weeks without a lung transplant. The real tragedy for Sarah Murnaghan is that it’s not the lack of organs available that is holding her back from getting the immediate procedure she needs — it’s the law.
Sarah Murnaghan may not live much longer unless she gets a new set of lungs. She’s at the top of the list for any pediatric lungs that might become available in her area, but for the time being only adult lungs are available. While doctors think modified adult lungs would work for Sarah, she doesn’t have access to the available organs unless every adult waiting for lungs in the area turns them down, creating an unimaginable barrier that could result in a tragic death.