December 21st, 2013
12:51 PM ET

The Amazing Recovery of Sarah Murnaghan

When "New Day" first reported the story of Sarah Murnaghan this past Spring, she was tethered to a breathing tube, barely able to speak and living in the hospital.

She was dying from Cystic Fibrosis, but her life could be saved by a lung transplant. The Murnaghans were hopeful, but they learned under national organ procurement regulations, Sarah was less eligible for a transplant simply because of her age. Older patients who were healthier than Sarah were being granted donor lungs. Her parents fought to change these laws and Sarah was eventually granted a transplant.

"New Day's" Jason Carroll visited Sarah and her family to check in on her recovery.

"I think you'll see Sarah a year from now as a kid going into sixth grade, walking confidently back into school like every other sixth grader," her mother Janet told CNN. "(It's) not going to happen tomorrow, but it will happen."

"She's going to get what she wants, and we're going to get what we want, which is just a regular kid."

If you'd like to help the Murnaghan family, they've set up a donation page at to assist in their medical expenses.

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