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10-year-old girl finally gets lung transplant after judge’s order

Posted at 6:35 PM, Jun 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-12 18:35:51-04

A sick Pennsylvania girl is getting the lung transplant she so desperately needs.

Ten-year-old Sarah Murnaghan has cystic fibrosis.

There was a Pennsylvania law that made her ineligible for an adult lung transplant because she was under 12.

Last week a judge waived that rule and today a donor was found.

She went in for surgery for a double lung transplant this morning.  On Facebook, Sarah’s mother asked for prayers for the donor who she called “her hero.”