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In this May 30, 2013 photo provided by the Murnaghan family, Sarah Murnaghan, center, celebrates the 100th day of her stay in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with her father, Fran, left, and mother, Janet. Hoping to get a lung transplant, the 10-year-old suburban Philadelphia girl has been hospitalized at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for three months with end-stage cystic fibrosis. (AP Photo/Murnaghan Family)

Judge issues order for dying Pa. girl who needs new lungs

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant, though an expert has questioned the decision on medical and ethical grounds.

"We are beyond thrilled," Janet Murnaghan, the girl's mother, told The Associated Press on Wednesday after U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson intervened in the case. "Obviously we still need a match."

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