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June 28th, 2013
07:05 PM ET

10-yr.-old survives 2 lung transplants

Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old girl who received a lung transplant earlier this month, is now out of a coma and responsive after her second lung transplant.

Her family released a statement today and revealed that Sarah's new lungs failed hours after the transplant back on June 12th. After the failure she was put on a machine that functioned as her heart and lungs.

Sarah's mother, Janet Murnaghan, spoke with press Friday and said after the first lung transplant failed they were told Sarah would die.

“This all happened very fast and we weren't expecting it and frankly we were told in those three days that she was gonna die. And so it was never something that we wanted to keep a secret for any period of time but it was something we felt that in that moment we weren't prepared to live out her dying in public.”

Sarah has a long road of recovery ahead of her, she cannot talk yet, but doctors and her parents are just relieved she is awake and breathing.

 


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