So said Kathleen Sibelius, when she denied adult lungs to ten year old Sarah Murnaghan. Rules are rules, and besides, her family is not well-connected. Luckily for Sarah, a judge felt otherwise, and yesterday she received a new set of lungs:
Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have young children prioritized for adult organs, received new lungs Wednesday, her family told CNN.
Her surgery took about six hours, and there were no complications resizing or transplanting the adult lungs, according to family spokeswoman Tracy Simon.
A statement said the family was elated and that the doctors say Sarah’s prognosis is good.
That is a relief. I am relieved that the nation didn’t coldly watch a little girl suffocate because “Ve Have Rules!!” But I have a question: Is this the most amoral, godawful administration in the history of the nation? Sarah Palin was right.