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Sarah Murnaghan Making More Progress, Mom Says

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Forget slow and steady – Sarah Murnaghan's mother says that her 10-year-old has made so much progress their heads are spinning.

"Sarah's feeling such pride in her accomplishments this afternoon," Janet Ruddock Murnaghan said in her Facebook post Friday afternoon.

Sarah, of course, has been battling cystic fibrosis and earned national fame when her parents fought in court to have her placed on an adult organ donation list despite being under the age of 12.

Sarah went on to have not one but two lung transplants at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

According to her mother, Sarah as of Friday has had her first tracheotomy change and her last chest tube removed – and did a dance in bed over that one.

Doctors have also moved the young Delaware County girl back to a traditional ventilator.

"Our heads are spinning, definitely not slow and steady today, just improving left and right," her mother said. "I am so proud of her! We are told a move out of Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is in our near future, now that will be a victory. Stay tuned..."

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