NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nurses and doctors at a local hospital made it a special birthday for a young patient waiting for the gift of life.Suffolk County Police Officer Timothy Thrane Released From Hospital 1 Month After Being Hit By Alleged Drunk Driver
Today was his 18th birthday.
Staff members surprised Denis with a celebration as he waiting from work from his doctors.
“Hopefully he tells me he has a heart pretty soon so I can get it done, get a good recovery and get out of here,” Denis said.READ MORE: FDNY Probationary Firefighter Vincent Malveaux Dies After Medical Episode During Training Exercise
He was born with a heart defect that makes the transplant necessary.
The surgery was postponed so he could graduate from high school back home in Syracuse.
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