Saving Sarah

One Mother's Battle Against the Health Care System to Save Her Daughter's Life
Product Number: EB00719310
Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250135292
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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When her daughter desperately needed a lung transplant to survive, Janet Murnaghan rallied against the outdated restrictions in healthcare that would limit her daughter's options. Sarah had been dying of cystic fibrosis since the day she was born. The disease quickly ravaged her lungs and little body bit-by-bit. Fragile and frail, she had only weeks to live, when her mom realized the reality of Sarah's situation: transplant laws, restricting access to lungs based on arbitrary age restrictions, meant Sarah's options were limited. The injustice of her daughter's fate spurred Janet to start a public battle against outdated health care regulations and a battle to save Sarah's life. Janet transformed her pain and desperation into a voice for Sarah and other kids using social media to broadcast the unfairness, which was robbing Sarah of her right to life with the help of friends and family who emerged as Sarah's army. How does a family navigate catastrophic illness and life in a hospital, while still maintaining a sense of normalcy? Saving Sarah is a story of hope and courage, and a mother's determination to never give up. It's also the story of how a family-Janet and her husband Fran have four other children-reacts and adjusts when one of its members is in ongoing crisis. "I need to fight, and I cannot fight and fall apart at the same time. Each single moment is all that matters." -from Saving Sarah

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Author(s): Janet Murnaghan
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2018

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Author(s): Janet Murnaghan
Narrator(s): Teri Schnaubelt
Product Number DD40688
Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400170449
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Author(s): Janet Murnaghan
Narrator(s): Teri Schnaubelt
Product Number Z100141270
Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977303486

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