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A Gardner Edgerton High School senior is undergoing a double lung

Judy Hart, right, poses with her mother Mary Hart. Judy, a Gardner Edgerton High School senior, is receiving a double lung transplant in St. Louis today. File photo

Judy Hart, right, poses with her mother Mary Hart. Judy, a Gardner Edgerton High School senior, is receiving a double lung transplant in St. Louis today. File photo

transplant in St. Louis this morning.

Judy Hart was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth. She was placed on the active organ donor transplant list in late October. She and her mother, Mary Hart, moved to St. Louis on Oct. 27 to be near Children’s Mercy Hospital. (Read the story, here.)

They did not know how long Judy would need to wait for lungs. Professionals told them the wait and recovery from the surgery could require that they stay in St. Louis for up to a year.

Gardner News will update this story as information becomes available. Regular updates can also be found on the Judy Hart Foundation Facebook page.