Her parents say the procedure will simplify her life.
"She won't have to go through a surgery every two or three months," said Morgan's dad, Jeremy. "She'll be able to keep playing instead of having, you know, be hospitalized for a few days and then have to re-learn to use those muscles again. She'll be able to get it lengthened and walk out of the hospital."
The device is not yet FDA-approved, but the Larue family sought and received a 'compassionate use' exception for their daughter. The device costs $40,000, but the Larue's hometown community of Lovelady raised more than $50,000 to pay for the device for Morgan.