Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have young children prioritized for adult organs, received new lungs Wednesday, her family told CNN.
Her surgery took about six hours, and there were no complications resizing or transplanting the adult lungs, according to family spokeswoman Tracy Simon.
A statement said the family was elated and that the doctors say Sarah's prognosis is good.
Paul and J.P. Norden each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon attack four weeks ago. The brothers, who have always been inseparable, said worse than having their limb amputated was being apart when they were taken to two different hospitals after the blast.
They now go to physical therapy together at Spalding Rehabilitation Center every day for three hours. They're learning to balance and do normal activities. They help each other adjust to their new reality, along with support from their family. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
Krystle Campbell's mother says her daughter "had a heart of gold." The 29 year old restaurant manager died in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday. In a tragic case of mistaken identity, her family was first told by doctors that she had survived the attack. But the patient they were treating was actually Campbell's friend who was at the race with her that day. CNN's Jason Carroll reports on how she will be remembered by friends and family.
CNN's Jason Carroll talks with Dr. Ron Walls of Brigham and Women's Hospital about the patients in his care, including two in critical condition, who were wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings. Walls says the worst of the injuries happened to people's legs, while the shrapnel wounds have been relatively minor.
Sue Vogelman, a church school director, prays with students who lost friends in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and copes with her own grief.
CNN's Jason Carroll goes down into South Ferry Station in New York City with an MTA official to see how badly it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. "The electrical systems, the fare collection systems, the lighting systems, the stairways, the ventilation systems, the elevators, the escalators - they're all pretty much ruined from the water damage," says MTA's Chief Infrastructure Officer Frank Jezycki.
In an audio statement made while he sits in a jail cell awaiting sentence, convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky says that while others make him out to be a monster, he is a falsely accused man who will continue to protest his innocence.
"They could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart," the former coach at Penn State says. "In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts."
Sandusky co-counsel Karl Rominger confirmed the audio statement is legitimate.
"If he wants to say that, God bless the First Amendment," Rominger said.
Penn State University's ComRadio first aired the audio clip on its website Monday evening.
Sandusky, a 68-year-old former defensive coordinator who ran a charity after he retired from coaching, faces up to life in prison. He is scheduled to be the final speaker at a sentencing hearing Tuesday.
Three days before Independence Day, Milton Hall died in a fusillade of police gunfire outside a strip mall.
He had been arguing with officers in a parking lot next to a shuttered Chinese restaurant when he was shot, in full view of passing motorists and while he was holding some sort of knife. Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael Thomas said later that the squad of police confronting him opened fire "because apparently, at this point in time, he was threatening to assault police."
Thomas' office and the Michigan State Police are investigating Hall's death. Saginaw Police Chief Gerald Cliff said Hall was "known to be an assaultive person" with "a long history" of contacts with law enforcement, "not only with police from our department but with the county."
Hall's cousin, Mike Washington, acknowledged Hall had been jailed for minor offenses like vagrancy in the past, but, "He was not violent." And Hall's mother is growing impatient with the probe and questions why police opened fire so furiously on her son, whom she said was mentally ill.
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