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And we will we start though with a life of one young girl.
One young girl from an average American family.
That's been up against the wall of federal regulations.
With that little girl's life hanging in the balance.
Tonight a huge victory for that family and ten year old Sarah Monahan who is in desperate need of a life saving lung transplant.
A federal judge just ordering health and human services secretary Kathleen -- us.
To cut through the red tape and allows Sarah on the adult donor list.
Correspondent Molly Henneberg is live with the latest and the girls' reaction on camera within the last hour grieving -- Hi -- federal judge Michael -- and heard arguments this afternoon and ruled just over an hour ago before the parents of ten year old Sarah -- hand.
And against health and human services secretary Kathleen -- -- According to a family spokesperson the -- hands will be able to put their dying daughter.
On the list for an adolescent or adult lung transplant at least for the next ten days.
As this case moves forward.
The family says quote we are experiencing many emotions relief happiness gratitude and for the first time in months hope.
Here with Sarah's reaction when she got the news.
Sarah murder and celebration followed a desperate move by her parents.
Year old daughter who is dying of cystic fibrosis a lung transplant.
They filed an emergency motion today asking judge -- -- to force health and human services secretary Kathleen to be alias.
To -- the age restriction policy on lung transplants.
The motion said the policy quote discriminates against children and serves no purpose is arbitrary capricious and an abuse of discretion.
-- -- -- has said previously if she cannot intervene because government lawyers say she doesn't have the legal.
Authorities there is no more agonizing situation then and a dying child or any.
Seriously ill person when there are too many ill people and not enough organs.
Under current transplant rules since -- is under twelve years old she's only eligible for a pediatric lung instead of an adolescent or adult -- But few pediatric lungs ever become available.
Some Republican members of congress are taking up -- -- saying the age restrictions put in place in 2004 are outdated.
And that now through medical advancements young children can handle a transplanted adolescent or adult lung.
The transplant surgeons are saying that she would -- a very good chance.
I'm surviving the operation and then moving forward with that transplanted -- and it's -- -- secretary severely is that is preventing this from occurring.
But civilians contends the age limits are there for a reason transplant committee which is not.
Bureaucrats it's transplant surgeons and health care providers to.
Are based on their best medical judgment.
-- most appropriate way.
To decide allocation but congressman price already is warning that as Obama carried implemented by secretary -- really as.
More and more of these medical decisions will be taken away from local doctors and families.
Heaven forbid as we move forward in this in this system of government running health care.
Other consequences for you and for me and for all Americans.
Secretary Sebelius had asked for a review of transplantation.
Age rules but that could take a year or more or more.
Now a schedule a federal judge has said he will hear the case and has set another hearing for next week.
-- and -- just to be clear this doesn't mean she's getting along she's on the list and on a list for an adult long there are others on that list in Pennsylvania.
Corrected it also will be based on the severity of her illness is a very severe illness so perhaps she has a good chance but at least she's in the running now which is what her parents wanted to OK Molly thank you.
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