UPDATED: Pennsylvania girl who was moved to adult lung transplant list after court battle has successful surgery, spokesperson says – @AP
Girl dying of cystic fibrosis receives lung transplant
Published June 12, 2013
A spokeswoman from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where Sarah has been hospitalized, said they do not have any further information to release.
In the Facebook post, Janet said the family is overwhelmed with emotions, and she thanked everyone for their unending support. She also asked her followers to pray for Sarah’s donor.
“Please pray for Sarah’s donor, her HERO, who has given her the gift of life,” Janet Murnaghan wrote. “Today their family has experienced a tremendous loss, may God grant them a peace that surpasses understanding.”
United States Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement after being informed by the family of Sarah’s good news:
“I am deeply grateful to the organ donor and his or her family for the potentially life-saving gift to Sarah. Now that a suitable donor has been found, a prayer would help, too – a prayer Sarah’s body accepts the new organ the way doctors believe it can. The judge gave Sarah a chance to receive a new lung. Now the surgical team at CHOP is giving her a chance at life.”