Boy Who Fought 'Under12 Rule' Gets Lung Transplant

December 31, 2013 2:08 PM

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Boy Who Fought 'Under12 Rule' Gets Lung Transplant

A young boy who spent months lying a few beds away from Sarah Murnaghan at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia awaiting a lung transplant received new lungs and is now recovering, his mother said Monday.

Twelve-year-old Javier Acosta underwent an adult double-lung transplant on Oct. 13, but his mother, Milagros Martinez, didn't want to announce it until he recovered from surgery.

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