Sarah Murnaghan Off Supplemental Oxygen

View Comments ()



    A Delaware County girl who made national headlines when her parents fought to get her on the adult lung transplant is now off supplemental oxygen for the first time in over two years.

    Sarah Murnaghan, of Newton Square, continues to show improvement after undergoing two double-lung transplants earlier this summer. On Saturday, her mother, Janet Ruddock Murnaghan, made a major announcement regarding her recovery.

    "After two and a half years, Sarah is off of supplemental oxygen for the first time," her mother wrote on her Facebook page. "I am so full of joy for her. She even got to go outside and enjoy the sunshine! Now we pray she can come home soon!"

    Murnaghan is recovering from two double lung transplants. The Newtown Square girl, who has end-stage cystic fibrosis, received a pair of adult-lung transplant after a federal judge ruled in favor of her parents' lawsuit challenging national rules regarding organ donations.

    Sarah Takes Her First Steps

    [PHI] Sarah Takes Her First Steps
    A Newtown Square girl who gained national attention after her parents fought to get her on the adult lung transplant list took her first steps. (Published Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013)

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

    Sarah had her 11th birthday party on August 7 in the PCU playroom with her siblings, cousins, aunts, uncle and grandparents. According to her mother Janet, the party was the first time since her transplant that Sarah has seen her siblings.

    On August 10, her mother released a video of her walking for the first time since her surgery.

    Officials at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where Sarah is being treated, have declined to comment on her case.


    Get the latest from NBC10 Philadelphia anytime: Android/iPhone/iPad Apps | SMS Alerts | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS