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Child lung transplant recipient goes home from hospital

We have a follow-up now about a little girl whose lung transplant sparked  national attention.
11 year old Sarah Murnaghan is now back home with her family.
This is video of Sarah Murnaghan being wheeled into the front door of her home today.
Murnaghan suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and spent six months in the hospital.
She had a double-lung transplant in June.
Sarah's story sparked a national debate on how transplant recipients are prioritized.
Her parents fought for a change in policy, allowing kids under 12 to receive adult donor lungs instead of having to wait for pediatric lungs.

Sarah's parents say she has come a long way.
She was officially taken off her oxygen machine over the weekend.

But recovery is expected to take some time.
She will still need to relearn many things, including how to walk.