|Mom: Pennsylvania girl, lung transplant patient, recovering||| Print ||
|Written by Associated Press|
|Friday, 12 July 2013 12:58|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose fight to obtain a lung transplant resulted in a court ruling in her favor says her daughter is resting comfortably after trachea surgery.
Sarah Murnaghan's mother, Janet, says on Facebook that she is relieved the procedure is over and that it's a joy to see her daughter's face without tubes and tape.
Murnaghan says the procedure created an opening into Sarah's windpipe that she can breathe through.
Officials at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where Sarah is being treated, have declined to comment on her case.
The Newtown Square girl, who has end-stage cystic fibrosis, received two adult-lung transplants after a federal judge ruled in favor of her parents' lawsuit challenging national rules regarding organ donations.
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