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Dying Girl to Receive Lung Transplant After Sebelius Denied It
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Posted on 06/12/2013 9:50:00 AM PDT by Perdogg

A dying girl who needs a lung transplant and only has weeks to live has will receive the long-awaited lung transplant she so desperately needs. Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis, received national attention after HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius refused to help.

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1 posted on 06/12/2013 9:50:00 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

How the heck does Kathleen Sibelius have the authority to say whether or not anyone gets a transplant?


2 posted on 06/12/2013 9:51:27 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Perdogg

welcome to obamacare..we will have to go to court to get what we need


3 posted on 06/12/2013 9:51:36 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Perdogg
"I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you die."
4 posted on 06/12/2013 9:53:24 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Perdogg

I feel a great deal of sympathy for this child and her family, but I can’t help but wonder if her being pushed to the front of the line didn’t push someone else out of it.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 9:55:39 AM PDT by MamaTexan (The government was not instituted to define the Rights of the People)
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To: Perdogg

Sebelius needs a heart transplant. The one she has is a cold stone.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 9:55:56 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Rummyfan
How the heck does Kathleen Sibelius have the authority to say whether or not anyone gets a transplant?

By refusing to overturn an HHS policy that had been in place for years that said children under 12 should not be considered as recipients for adult lungs. Apparently when the policy was enacted there was no procedure for adapting the larger lungs for a smaller childs body. Now supposedly there is.

7 posted on 06/12/2013 9:56:32 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Perdogg

The child is in surgery now. They say it will take upwards of 12 hours. May our Lord watch over her and bring her to good health.

God bless the child and her family. Prayers up!


8 posted on 06/12/2013 9:56:43 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Perdogg

Thank the good Lord and scrooge you KS. Life and love triumphs over evil.


9 posted on 06/12/2013 9:58:32 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Perdogg

Sebelius sghould have been made the donor, and no anesthesia during lung removal. Black-hearted B*TCH!


10 posted on 06/12/2013 9:59:56 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Rummyfan
“How the heck does Kathleen Sibelius have the authority to say whether or not anyone gets a transplant?”

Because under obamacare - you know the one that Congress and musklims are exempt from - you only get care if you're deemed useful to the state.

Going forward I'm sure the litmus test for future judges will be whether or not they're willing to put the NWO above justice and common decency.

11 posted on 06/12/2013 10:00:41 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MamaTexan

It is my understanding from this article that she was NOT “pushed to the front of the line”, but was placed on the adult donor list thus increasing her chances of acquiring a donor. There is a difference.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 10:01:30 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Rummyfan

if it were an abortion that were needed to save her life. no question, she’d have issued a waiver.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 10:02:24 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Perdogg

Outstanding! Prayer answered. Now, prayers up to God in Heaven that the operation might be successful!


14 posted on 06/12/2013 10:02:32 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Perdogg

Not sure if this had anything to do with Obamacare. Aren’t these rules already in place (by medical professionals)? Aren’t there are reasons for the age requirements when it comes to adult lungs? Sebelius staying out of this was the right thing. God bless this family, they accomplished something we all would try to do for our children.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 10:03:15 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: MamaTexan

I feel a great deal of sympathy for this child and her family, but I can’t help but wonder if her being pushed to the front of the line didn’t push someone else out of it.

I am not sure that’s happened.
1). She did not ask to be put in the FRONT of any line..she asked to be included on the adult side of being a recipient when previously she was allowed only to be a recipient of a pediatric lung.
2). I know there are recipient lists but that doesn’t mean they are addressed in linear fashion in order only, if that makes sense. There has to be some tissue/blood matches done, among other things.

We talk about lines and lists but I think that’s for conversational ease,,if that makes any sense. I have not heard of anyone claiming they have been pushed “back” because of this little girl. I suspect it could happen, but that is not a given.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 10:03:28 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: RummyChick

Yep. This is just a glimpse into the future of healthcare rationing done by bureacrats sitting behind a desk not knowing their ass from their heads.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 10:03:38 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: rockinqsranch
but was placed on the adult donor list thus increasing her chances of acquiring a donor. There is a difference.

True, and if that's the case, I'd certainly agree with it.

18 posted on 06/12/2013 10:04:23 AM PDT by MamaTexan (The government was not instituted to define the Rights of the People)
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To: Perdogg

I am praying for the little girl.

Blessings to the family who gave the little girl a chance of life.

Thinking about all others who are in need of a miracle.

I pray they put these young children on the organ list permanently not just by court order. Right now, the court had a say though after Obamacare takes hold, no court would be able to over say or protect anyone from the death panels.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 10:05:56 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Perdogg

“Because of the complexity of the transplant surgery and the almost guaranteed post-surgery immune system rejection, the long-term survival for lung transplant patients isn’t as long as those who have received other types of organs like kidneys, livers, etc.”


Thats very sad. It’s almost like a false hope. In a couple years this poor girl and her parents will be going through the same thing all over again.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 10:07:33 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Oh, don’t say that because every day of life is precious and a testament of our being.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 10:09:29 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: RummyChick

welcome to obamacare..we will have to go to court to get what we need


The transplant regulations only came into being when obama was elected?


22 posted on 06/12/2013 10:11:45 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: austinaero
I have not heard of anyone claiming they have been pushed “back” because of this little girl. I suspect it could happen, but that is not a given.

Honestly, I haven't read all that much on the story since it first happened. If it's a matter of just moving lists that's another thing entirely.

Never saw the point in age-specified restrictions for medical reasons, myself. A more logical approach might be a height/weight criteria.

23 posted on 06/12/2013 10:12:00 AM PDT by MamaTexan (The government was not instituted to define the Rights of the People)
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To: Rummyfan

Her parents probably went and registered Democrat and took an oath to never question those in power again, hence saving her daughter from Obama’s death panels.


24 posted on 06/12/2013 10:13:00 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: MamaTexan

Excellent point. It is a fact someone is denied because of her. Thing is, was she getting preference because of the media and then someone else has to die because of this, or was she truly the number one medical pick on the transplant list.

Given the federal governments track record, I think it is a case where media trumps good medical judgment.

Imagine the media circus if she never got a lung and died. . .so, in this case, IMHO, some unfortunate nobody dies for political and media purposes.


25 posted on 06/12/2013 10:13:41 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: MamaTexan

“I feel a great deal of sympathy for this child and her family, but I can’t help but wonder if her being pushed to the front of the line didn’t push someone else out of it.”

Sme here—but I would have fought for my child, too.


26 posted on 06/12/2013 10:16:13 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: MamaTexan

She didn’t “get pushed to the front of the line”. She just got in the other line and her dire condition and other established criteria put her in the position where she is going to get a lung.

And if I were a 30 year old CF patient and it was my turn and a ten year old girl was going to die if I took a compatible lung that could have gone to her, I would like to think that I would pass and take my chances on waiting for the next one.


27 posted on 06/12/2013 10:16:20 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Rummyfan

“...How the heck does Kathleen Sibelius have the authority to say whether or not anyone gets a transplant?....”

Because this silver-haired murderous rat beoch is the newly appointed “Joseph Mengele” of the rat communist party that has literally overthrown our republic...that’s why. She’s so special, doncha know?


28 posted on 06/12/2013 10:20:00 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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29 posted on 06/12/2013 10:22:43 AM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: mardi59

Amen to your prayers for this poor kid AND for your slogan.


30 posted on 06/12/2013 10:23:10 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: P-Marlowe

And if I were a 30 year old CF patient and it was my turn and a ten year old girl was going to die if I took a compatible lung that could have gone to her, I would like to think that I would pass and take my chances on waiting for the next one.

You’d be quite an angel if you did. That’s another perspective I hadn’t thought of


31 posted on 06/12/2013 10:24:36 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: MamaTexan
I feel a great deal of sympathy for this child and her family, but I can’t help but wonder if her being pushed to the front of the line didn’t push someone else out of it.

It would be true if she were 20 and not 10. Sicker candidates get priority over less sick candidates. The only difference in this case is the age of the person in the list.

32 posted on 06/12/2013 10:24:48 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: austinaero; MamaTexan

She was waiting for a pediatric lung for over a year and has been hospitalized the past three months. During that time her condition worsened which brought her closer to the top of the adult list (if she would have been allowed to be on it). After the judge’s decision and the decision to waive the rules this past Monday, she was added to the adult list. The fact that doctors had to perform emergency intubation on Saturday brought her to the top of that list as the most critical needing a transport.


33 posted on 06/12/2013 10:25:10 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: chessplayer

We have a Cystic Fibrosis girl in our town who got the lungs about 15 years ago and is still doing well.


34 posted on 06/12/2013 10:25:39 AM PDT by Starstruck (Big shout out to the NSA)
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To: Blue Turtle

Sebelius is a just too stern. Imo.

The parents ask her to put the child on the adult list before and she refused. And ask not to be ahead of all others just to have a chance of a organ. You are talking blood, size of lungs so much more. Has to be right for the patient. The little girl almost died the other night. She had the variables to the organ. She was worse than the little boy and the adults that’s on the list the MD said on FOX how she moved up/the donor lungs matched. It’s a heartbreaking experience for all sick patients. I would have tried to help my loved one who is ill. My heart aches for those who need help. I hope the little girl has more time to grow up.


35 posted on 06/12/2013 10:25:46 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Rummyfan

You think that’s bad wait till Obamacommiecare goes into effect. Judging whether a kid lives or dies will be a daily occurance. My father already got a letter from his doctor that due to Obamacommiecare he can now only get a colonoscopy every 10 years. He’s 73, so in other words he will never get a colonoscopy I assume unless he pays for it out of pocket. In other words health insurance no longer exists. Sort of like the government taking over car insurance and never paying out when you get into an accident.


36 posted on 06/12/2013 10:25:49 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Perdogg

Prayers for this girl. This is a highly risky procedure. Cystic Fibrosis is a horrible condition where the lungs constantly ‘gum up’ to where they can’t process oxygen from the air.


37 posted on 06/12/2013 10:26:59 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: CedarDave
transport transplant.
38 posted on 06/12/2013 10:27:49 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: mardi59

Ditto,and then some.

I wish this dear little girl well.

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39 posted on 06/12/2013 10:28:31 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Perdogg

In the end it’s a Zero Sum Game.

A. Someone had to die for Sarah to get the lung transplant.

B. The fact that a federal judge had to intervene in an establish process of prioritizing organs made available for process means that some other person was moved down the list and will likely die as a result of the judge’s decision.


40 posted on 06/12/2013 10:29:09 AM PDT by Wellington VII
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To: Perdogg

Praying for Sarah, her family, and her donor’s family. God bless them all!


41 posted on 06/12/2013 10:31:44 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Perdogg

Sarah Palin was being optimistic when she warned us about death panels.

There’s a chance that a panel will have at least one or two humane individuals on it; but if everything’s going to be left to the tender mercies of a single bureaucratic tyrant like Kathleen Sebelius, we’re in much more serious trouble than we feared.


42 posted on 06/12/2013 10:31:53 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Christie at the beach
They are now reporting 12 hours for her surgery. The adult lungs can be sized to fit. The parents just wanted to be on the list so she had that chance since modern medicine can re-size adult lungs for these little children. They are saying if she makes it, she will live a good life. Blessings to the family that lost a loved one. Now, I have to go cry...
43 posted on 06/12/2013 10:32:03 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Wellington VII
B. The fact that a federal judge had to intervene in an establish process of prioritizing organs made available for process means that some other person was moved down the list and will likely die as a result of the judge’s decision.

No, the judge just allowed children below the arbitrary cut-off age to be included in the prioritization process. When that happened, the critical condition of the girl brought her to the top of the list.

44 posted on 06/12/2013 10:34:26 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Perdogg

It seems that God has smiled on his young lady. He will not do the same to Sibelius!


45 posted on 06/12/2013 10:37:03 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Hulka

>> It is a fact someone is denied because of her.

Who? A 45 year old smoker?


46 posted on 06/12/2013 10:40:09 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric
Who knows?

21-yr old iron-man tri-athlete?

Point is, medical priority should be decided by doctors, not influenced by media or political pressure, and in this case, I think for reasons previously stated, she was pushed to the head of the line.

I can't say that as fact this was the case, but you can't say as fact it wasn't the case.

47 posted on 06/12/2013 10:44:37 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Perdogg

God Bless little Sarah..she is in surgery right now..pray that she can accept these new lungs and have a chance at a normal life..and pray for the family who lost a loved one and gave this most amazing gift


48 posted on 06/12/2013 10:45:19 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rockinqsranch

Isn’t it a little hard to imagine that a patient found eligible to be on the adult recipients’ list only a week ago is in surgery today without a big bump to the top? It seems to defy everything we know about transplant wait lists.

They may have placed her where she would have been had she been enlisted on both the pediatric and adult lists when originally found eligible. I imagine the entire process will have to be reconfigured in light of both the medical advance that allow a child to receive an adult lung and the judicial ruling.


49 posted on 06/12/2013 10:45:39 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Hulka

>> I can’t say that as fact this was the case, but you can’t say as fact it wasn’t the case.

On that point, I agree with you completely.


50 posted on 06/12/2013 10:47:49 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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