Six months after life saving surgery, LI grandma returns for thank yous

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LONG ISLAND — A Long Island grandmother returned to the hospital that saved her life Tuesday.

Alicia White, 61, had to undergo surgery at Huntington Hospital for pancreatitis directly caused by COVID-19 complications.

White visited the staff six months after the procedure. Since her initial surgery, she had seven further endoscopic procedures.

Doctors presented the grandmother of nine with a gift card to her favorite restaurant, while her grandkids gave her cards that they designed themselves.

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