Former client Sarah Murnaghan continues to inspire not just children and adults fighting disease but anyone facing difficulty. In June 2013, Steve Harvey filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Sarah asking that she not be discriminated against based on her age in the national system for allocating organs. A federal judge agreed and granted a TRO. A few days later, Sarah received transplanted lungs. Those lungs failed, and Sarah then underwent a second lung transplant surgery. Remarkably, Sarah lived. Since then she has returned home and continues to recover. On Friday, February 14, 2014, Sarah received The “Shining Star” award from the Delaware Valley chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the annual Wishes and Dreams Winter Ball. Here is a news report on Sarah and the award.
Sarah’s amazing and inspirational speech ended with these words:
So my advice, whatever you are dealing with, young or old, is to be yourself. Look deep inside yourself for your bravery and the reason to fight. For me it was my family. It may not seem to be there at first but I promise it’s there and it will take you to the impossible if you just believe in yourself.