BREAKING: CNN reporting that judge grants order for young girl to get lung transplant

This comes via a tweet from a Senior Producer for The Situation room:

This is the best news I’ve heard all day. I’ll update you when I have more.

UPDATE: Here’s another tweet from CNN. So far not articles yet:

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  • njmom

    Praise the Lord!

  • SigEliteDark


  • K-Bob

    Sometimes a judge is a judge.

  • DiannStotler Bishop

    AWESOME!! God does hear and answer prayers. She had a million or more ppeople praying for her. Now we need to pray that if she gets one she will not reject it.

  • DocBarry1

    Wonderful news let’s pray that she gets it

  • Dukehoopsfan

    I really hope that smug skank sebilious (sp) at the department of HHSexperiences the karma she richly deserves.

    • PVG

      Dukehoopsfan I pray a precedent is set……..more legal challenges!

  • DHardy

    We live in a CrapAsssCountry when a 10 yr old needs a Judges Approval for a lung Transplant…I have seen 60 yr olds get them that have been smoking all their lives….What has our healthcare system turned into..???

  • SafeTea

    Thank you, Lord!  So awesome to read some good news for a change.

  • YoJoe

    Good News – 
    I wonder the Judge was a Conservative ?

  • RobertMahoney

    I think I know someone who’s health records are going to disappear and suddenly they will get an IRS audit.

  • Amjean

    Awesome!  It is heartwarming that someone had the courage to do the right thing.

  • aubreesgrammy

    she is 10

  • aubreesgrammy

    she is 10   good lord

  • doofuschmartz

    Almighty God, Gracious Lord of divine compassion and mercy: how wondrously You orchestrate the affairs of man to make them appear as miracles to us, Your children. But there is nothing too hard for You, nothing that You cannot or will not do for Your children when they come boldly before the throne of grace to make their requests known. Our Father, we know that there is no heart more tender, no love more infinite or deeper than Yours. You have proved to us beyond doubt or measure that what You began in us, You will also perfect. So, we pray now, Lord God, that this little girl, for whom you have allowed the laws of man to be so valiantly overruled, will also succeed in finding an acceptable, indeed, even a perfect donor lung to be transplanted, so that she may live a long and productive life of honorable service to You. Give her parents strength, Oh Lord, for the long journey ahead, no matter what Your answer is. Help them to know that You are their strength and hope, no matter what, we are still more than conquerors in Christ Jesus! And in His marvelous name, may our prayers be acceptable in Your sight, and consistent with Your sovereign will, Amen…

    • SpikeDotdShc

      doofuschmartz Really? Try selling that BS to all the starving people or children who die from child abuse. God didn’t make the decision, a judge did. Are you going to praise God if she still dies before she gets the transplant? Didn’t think so

      • doofuschmartz

        Almighty God is sovereign! Perhaps you did not read my prayer close enough. If you don’t believe it, and you obviously don’t, I am incredibly sorry for you. You are indeed a man/woman to be pitied…one without hope in the eternal life to come. As to your question about praising Almighty God if little Sarah dies before she gets a transplant? Will I? Absolutely, unequivocally, resoundingly YES! YES! YES! Sarah may depart this earth in bodily form, but she will breathe her very next breath in the GLORIES OF HEAVEN WITH OUR LORD! Which is far, far, better. The word of God says, “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.” Uhh…as for all the starving children, dying from abuse…unfortunately, sadly, it is “The wages of sin…” We live in a fallen world, my friend. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, this is what He had warned them would happen, “Ye shall surely die…” But just like every other sinner, they did not consider the “long term effects” as well as the short term consequences of their actions. No. They wanted to be like God, they wanted no rules whatsoever. What they got was death and eternal separation from God…sad…

      • stage9

        I’ll try and explain it to you in simple uncomplicated terms. The Creator God of the universe, the most powerful, omnipotent and omniscient Being in existence is capable, (but never obligated), of miraculously affecting events at will. He is never obligated to answer prayer because we feel we’re entitled to it; He does so for the glory of His great name.
        To a finite arrogant reprobate, acknowledging God’s greatness and authority imposes upon our sense of entitlement as self-described “gods” of our own making. After all, no one is more god-like than 21st century Western man! He is more intelligent than Galileo  More enlightened than Gandhi  More affluent than Rockefeller. What need does he have of an ancient Deity?
        The family in this story answers that question conclusively. Because when arrogant 21st century man reaches the borders of his own limitations, when possibility becomes impossibility, he finally comes to a place where God is the only possibility to answer his pleas for help. 
        Reason alone can NEVER explain the orchestrated unseen hand of God that works behind the scenes to even turn the minds of the wicked to do His will.
        So, the question then becomes: Then why doesn’t God just prevent the girl from needing the transplant to begin with? Because this world, thanks to the genius of mankind, launched a destructive virus called sin into the operating system of God’s perfect created order. And that is no small thing. It is the MAIN THING! Viruses infect. Viruses destroy. Viruses kill. When the virus of sin was introduced into the perfect operating system of God’s creation, the entire thing was infected with death, disease, suffering and pain.  It no longer performed with the same precision and functionality. Over time the virus spread across time and distance. Wickedness, evil, suffering, cruelty, hate, murder, lust, et al. are all a result of this virus mankind introduced into the system. And he still suffers from the consequences of his stupidity to this day.
        The only anti-virus that can purge the system is the shed blood of Jesus Christ. He is the only Anti-Virus that will work. And one day, He will wipe away every tear, destroy every wickedness, and reconfigure the operating system of creation to its original place. But until then, we suffer from the consequences of sin.
        The girl’s unfortunate condition may be a result of the overarching infection of the sin virus on a fallen sinful world, but God’s love and mercy, through prayer, can bypass the virus and impose systematic change. 
        Why sometimes and not always? Only God from His infinite vantage point can answer that. Finitude limits us. Infinitude is what makes God, God. God sees the entire field; we only see in part. From where we stand, it seems unjust to let us suffer in this world. But we forget. God gave us want we wanted — our independence from Him. Will we complain now that we have it? Will we accuse HIM of injustice when He gave us what we demanded? How arrogant is that?
        That is the perfect picture of arrogant 21st century western man. He deserves what he gets, but God, in His infinite love and mercy, stubbornly comes running, like a loving father, in spite of man’s rejection and foolishness, when we need Him to intervene. And He does….

        • doofuschmartz

          Bringing it down to where we live…that, as they say in my neck of the woods, preaches, my brother! Hallelujah…He reigns supreme!

      • stage9

        SpikeDotdShc doofuschmartz I she lives we will praise Him. If she dies, we will praise Him. God is God and I am not Him.

        • doofuschmartz

          If it’s ‘fairness’ we really want or expect from God…not a single soul would draw another thankless breath, and they’d all spend eternity in hell…I’ll take grace over fairness, any day and Praise God Almighty until I have no more breath…

    • joyfulgiver

      Amen and amen!

  • mickeyco

    I’m so glad I’ll never have to make ethical decisions like this. I’m certainly glad for this child, but what if there is a 14 yr. old boy or a 20 yr. old girl who needs it? What about a 25 yr. old mother or father? I know the Lord makes the decision, but I’d want no part of it.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Keep in mind, all this decision does is put her in the category to receive an adult lung transplant. It as nothing to do with advancing her to the front of the line and that’s all her parents were asking for in the first place.

      • mickeyco

        tinlizzieowner mickeyco  Thanks for reminding me.

    • nosilasunny

      That is why the list is based on need-how critical their condition is and organ compatibility which is more complex than it is portrayed on Tv. At least she has a chance now.

  • BetseyRoss

    II wonder how long this order will stand? Big government battleing big government.

  • Good luck kiddo.  We’re all in your corner.  God bless.

  • tinlizzieowner

    And  Kathleen Sebelius is off the hook for having to make a decision that was completely within her jurisdiction to make a month ago. Kind of like Barry voting ‘present’ when he actually did show up for votes in the Senate.

    • sdowensr

      tinlizzieowner She’s not off the hook. She made her decision. She said to let her die.

    • RobHorine

      tinlizzieowner When you choose not to decide, you have still made a choice. —
           Geddy Lee

      • The Sentinel

        RobHorine tinlizzieowner 
        I was thinking the same thing. Excellent line.

  • The Sentinel

    Stick it Sebelius.

  • RobHorine

    Hopefully, this child isn’t sacaficed on the alter of Obamacare.
    I pray that Sebelius follows the courts order.   This administration has a habit of ignoring them when it’s convenient.

  • applepie101

    We the People: 1
    Bureaucrats: 0

    • Pyrran

      applepie101 I hope Chatty Kathleen needs a lung some day.

  • This kinda stuff breaks my heart, and as much as I want to demonize the left for playing their cards for the sole purpose of garnering support, I don’t care.  Right now all that counts is a kid getting a chance to enjoy life.  Gotta go, cousin jacks coming out of the oven.

  • toongoon

    Remember the good old old days when the mob ran moonshine and garbage dumps?

  • SheerPolitics

    I need to add to those wondering about how such a rule could be made in the first place was when adult lungs couldn’t really be used in a young child or at least they had a higher chance of the transplant failing. So it was likely viewed that they didn’t want to risk them when they would work perfectly for an adult. Now, however, medicine has advanced, this isn’t the case anymore and so the law should be changed.

  • stage9

    I agree with Mark Levin that having a bureaucrat determine whether someone should receive a transplant or not is a bad precedent to set, but because regulations are already there; and doctors are bound to them; and the child only has five weeks to live; and seeing as how legislative processes which would require a reversal of this particular regulation operate at a snail’s pace, this kind of action falls into the “exception” category IMO.
    Save the girl’s life and then act to legislatively reverse the regulation.