Mom: Pa. girl off oxygen after 2 lung transplants

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Associated Press

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 25 at 2:33 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl recovering from two double lung transplants says the girl has been taken off oxygen and is doing well.

Janet Murnaghan (MUR'-nuh-han) tells The Associated Press on Sunday that her daughter Sarah was taken off oxygen but still gets support from a machine that helps her breathe.

Murnaghan says that in the last few days Sarah has started to walk around the hospital with the aid of a walker and has even gone outside briefly.

The Newtown Square girl with end-stage cystic fibrosis received the transplants at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after a federal judge intervened in her parents' lawsuit challenging national transplant rules.

Sarah's first set of adult lungs failed after a transplant June 12. A second set was transplanted three days later.

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