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Ten year old Sarah -- hand is dying from cystic fibrosis at Children's Hospital in Philly she needs a lung transplant to survive.
But there's a little known rule stand in her in her way Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior joins us live to talk about that ten year old girl -- -- There have been a hostile since February and Children's Hospital in Philadelphia she will die.
Unless she gets -- lung transplant in the federal government policy through some vehicle the OP -- and discriminates.
Under the age of twelve if she was twelve years old she probably have the long that she needs already.
But the OP -- and and is ahead of it a fellow named doctor John.
Surgeons in the United States and there's a petition on change dot org to him.
That group has said.
That young Sarah needs to wait and that she can't be considered in the same way that adults are considered in the United States.
Because there are different age brackets and she was approved for -- an adult long but they said wait she's standing got to be twelve when you speak to a friend -- hand and her mother and the mother of three other smaller and usually what I -- last night it went.
In share and -- the -- of of this little girl.
The heartbreak is not a way to describe it unless.
Sarah gets the long she'll be forced to go on what's called a heart -- Machine with the blood will be pumped outside of her body to keep her alive and so we have this policy in this country.
That really discriminates against children.
Under twelve and aren't that many of them that actually need.
Pediatric lung transplants and where doctors somebody this morning say that the lungs that are taken from adult victims who give their lungs and they can be shaved down in a way.
That are provided to these children but for some reason really based upon their inability to come up was a mathematical.
They -- I don't know if you're under twelve there's just going to be two priorities we're not gonna -- -- the same way.
That we grade adults and if you look at the objective criteria if she was graded as an adult than she'd have the lung that she needs to stay alive from cystic fibrosis.
There are very few opportunities that we get to help people -- lives I think we need to speak out.
For Sarah -- hand today we can do so here on fox we can do so on change that ward a petition to doctor Roberts.
The great transplant -- San Francisco to say let's look at this policy to help all of the children to not discriminate against all of the children.
Including Sarah and we can begin to save one life.
At a time it's wrong it's wrong headed.
It's immoral it's impractical.
And it will have an affect you that will be devastating on the right hand failing.
In the Philadelphia area we're gonna stay on top of the good.
You -- Peter a couple of years ago they change the rules to make it more fair but as we're finding out right now.
They're not fair at all it's not -- -- it's not fair at all there should be uniformity based on the severity.
Of disease and the federal government has said so.
Thought they didn't apply it to children like Sarah.
Under twelve years old lets you which he has to say she says it's possible but it's not easy.
It's gotten off.
Let's make it possible let's change dot -- Right Peter thank you.
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