Young lung transplant patient ready for school
A Pennsylvania girl whose need for new lungs sparked a national debate on how transplant recipients are prioritized returned home to her family Tuesday after six months in the hospital.
Sarah Murnaghan, who turned 11 this month, left The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was carried into her family’s Newtown Square home, which was festooned with balloons and signs that welcomed her home and thanked the donors whose lungs she received after her parents sued to change national transplant policy.
“Sarah’s looking forward to being a normal little kid,” said her mother, Janet, who said her daughter once enjoyed soccer and skating. “We’re looking forward to a nice long life: going to college, getting married and everything we dream about for our other kids.”
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