August 26th, 2013
02:07 PM ET

11-Year-Old Survives Two Lung Transplants: "I'm Not Going For Easy"

Though Sarah Murnaghan, 11, can breathe without an oxygen machine, her voice is still a whisper.

The brave patient speaks out exclusively to CNN's Jason Carroll  since surviving two lung transplants it took her parents fighting in court to have.

National policy shifted to accommodate the so-called under 12 rule, which allowed children priority on an adult donor list they couldn't be on before.

While lawyers argued specifics, the Murnaghans' watched as their daughter's condition grew worse.

Her father Fran Murnaghan says, "There were a few incidences before the first transplant that she essentially conveyed that she knew she was dying."  

Her mother Janet adds, "She said, I just didn't want to tell you I was dying. I didnt want to upset you."

Now that Sarah is ready to leave the hospital for home, she's realistic about the fight ahead.

"I'm not going for easy...I'm just going for possible, and what's in front of me right now is possible"

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