Topeka Girl Gets Double Lung Transplant

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

A 12-year-old Topeka girl has undergone a double-lung transplant in St. Louis.

Madison Taliaferro, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 2, underwent the double-lung transplant Nov. 5 at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

She has been discharged from the hospital but has to stay in St. Louis with her parents, Desiree and Mike Taliaferro, for three months while doctors monitor her progress.

Doctors expect Madison to be on medications for the rest of her life to fight against the rejection of her new lungs.

At the top of Madison's wish list now is spending the night with her best friend.

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