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Lung transplant recipient, Sarah Murnaghan, is awake

Some good news for the 10-year old Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant on June 12th.  A spokesperson for the family says that Sarah Murnaghan is awake.  The young girl who has cystic fibrosis remains on a ventilator making it unable for her to talk, but she is nodding yes and no to questions, indicating she understands what is being asked.  Doctors put Sarah into a medically induced coma before her surgery to allow her body to rest, so this is the first time her parents have been able to communicate with her since then.  Murnaghan’s story made national headlines after her family fought to have young children prioritized for adult organs.  In May, doctors told Murnaghan’s family she had less than five weeks to live.  At that time, Sarah had been on the waiting list for new lungs for 18 months.

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9 Comments to “Lung transplant recipient, Sarah Murnaghan, is awake”

    barbara di said:
    June 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    So now..the more screaming you do and facebook “advertising” can get you anything? Its wonderful that,so far, shes doing well..but how about the child/person that will probably die because he/she got “bumped”!! And one judge, overnite, to make that decision to change the organ donor rule..its scary!!

      Pat said:
      June 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      No, she was almost not allowed a transplant because of the death panel boards that Obama is placing into effect. All persons her age should be on the adult donor list. Look how long she had been on the other list. It was time for her to be moved. The new lungs fit her perfectly.

    uhavenoclu said:
    June 22, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    From all transplant recipients welcome. Now time to shine brightly and show everyone why you were chosen. And thanks to your donor and their family for making it possible.

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