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Delaware County Girl Takes Big Step Towards Recovery 1 Week After Lung Transplant Surgery

10yo Sarah Murnaghan has been denied a life-saving lung transplant because of her age. (credit: CBS)

10yo Sarah Murnaghan has been denied a life-saving lung transplant because of her age. (credit: CBS)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 10-year-old Delaware County girl who underwent a double lung transplant one week ago has taken a big step toward recovery according to a message posted on Facebook by her mother.

Sarah Murnaghan, of Newtown Square, Pa., underwent successful double lung transplant June 12th at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (See Related Story)

In a message posted on Facebook Wednesday afternoon, Janet Murnaghan provided an update on her daughter’s recovery.

“Great update: Sarah was able to move from an oscillator (type of vent) to a traditional ventilator. This is a big step towards being able to wake her. Few more hurtles to make but my heart is so full of joy and thanks!”

Following the surgery, Sarah’s family said the six-hour surgery went smoothly and Sarah did extremely well.

READ: Full Coverage Of Sarah’s Journey