PHILADELPHIA (June 28, 2013)--The parents of Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl recovering after a double lung transplant, said Friday their daughter is taking some breaths on her own.
The parents also announced Friday that their daughter required a second lung transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that had not previously been revealed.
The suburban Philadelphia girl, who suffers from severe cystic fibrosis, underwent the first transplant operation amid a national debate over the organ allocation process.
Sarah's parents say the first set of lungs failed after the June 12 transplant and Sarah was placed on life support machines until she received a second set of lungs on June 15.
Her family says that operation was a success and Sarah has taken a few breaths on her own.