GOOD NEWS CELEBRATION: Sarah Murnaghan Receiving Lung Transplant
Ten-year-old Sarah Murnaghan and her family received the news they've been hoping, praying, and fighting for in their fight to save Sarah's life. Sarah, who battles cystic fibrosis, will receive a lung transplant shortly, her family confirmed, saying they were notified Wednesday that a set of adult lungs had become available.
UPDATE, 12:15p ET: Sen. Pat Toomey is among those following Sarah's story. He tweeted the following after getting word of her transplant:
I am deeply grateful to the organ donor and his or her family for the potentially life-saving gift to #SarahMurnaghan.
— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) June 12, 2013
UPDATE, 12:10p ET: Molly Henneberg just reported that Sarah Murnaghan is currently undergoing transplant surgery, and will remain in surgery for several hours.
The Murnaghan family's fight to change the rules surrounding lung transplants for children under 12 took hold of the nation's conscience, it seems, eventually leading to their revision.