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Lung transplant recipient Sarah Murnaghan, looks up as her mother Janet brushes her hair aside, during a news conference after arriving home from the hospital Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Newtown Square, Pa.  Sarah Murnaghan, who has end-stage cystic fibrosis, received two lung transplants this summer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after a federal judge intervened in her parents' lawsuit challenging national transplant rules that put her at the end of the waiting list for adult lungs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Lung transplant recipient Sarah Murnaghan, looks up as her mother Janet brushes her hair aside, during a news conference after arriving home from the hospital Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Newtown Square, Pa. Sarah Murnaghan, who has end-stage cystic fibrosis, received two lung transplants this summer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after a federal judge intervened in her parents' lawsuit challenging national transplant rules that put her at the end of the waiting list for adult lungs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(AP) An 11-year-old suburban Philadelphia girl who is back home after two lung transplants is facing new challenges.


Sarah Murnaghan will endure physical therapy to get stronger and weekly hospital visits.


She'll also be starting fifth grade, even if it's at home.


Her mother, Janet Murnaghan, says children like Sarah with cystic fibrosis become fighters.


She expects Sarah to go to college and pursue her dreams.


The Murnaghans went to federal court to challenge national transplant rules for children, and a judge allowed Sarah to join the list for adult lungs.


Janet Murnaghan says more lives will be saved if the sickest patients get lungs first.


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