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Practically a yr after receiving a lifesaving kidney transplant, a Glen Cove man survived his battle with the coronavirus.
Mates and neighbors in Glen Cove organized a welcome residence celebration after they realized Frank Petrizzo was getting out of the hospital.
The 49-year-old’s spouse Michelle says he was admitted two weeks in the past following a COVID-19 prognosis. She says the virus made him so sick that his kidney failed once more, in addition to different organs. He was placed on a ventilator.
“My husband, they instructed me he had hours to stay. Hours,” says Michelle Petrizzo. “And it is one thing I by no means need to hear. Or your youngsters ought to by no means have to listen to.”
Michelle says he was on a ventilator at NYU-Winthrop for 10 days. However medical doctors felt he was effectively sufficient to proceed the remainder of his restoration. Employees cheered on Frank as he was discharged — however the celebration was solely starting.
Though nonetheless feeling weak, Frank FaceTimed Information 12 with emotions of gratitude.
“It was actually really superb to see all people,” says Frank. “It is simply good to be residence with my spouse and youngsters.”