NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An early Valentine’s Day Party was for heart patients in Manhattan Thursday, celebrating love of the life they have been given.
As WCBS 880’s Mike Sugerman reports, this party is the antidote if you are for some reason taking the antidote. For the past 30 years, the children’s heart unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in East Harlem has invited patients and parents back to celebrate life.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt For Suspect; Sources Say Police Locate Discarded Clothes Nearby Scene
“When you’re almost about to lose a child, it’s heartbreaking,” said Sarah Walsh.READ MORE: Prosecutors: Juan Ixcotoyac-Tiu, 25, Sexually Assaulted 8-Year-Old Girl In Bloomingdale, N.J.
Walsh’s son Cody’s heart was broken in more literal sense when he was born 10 months ago. But Cody is now fine because of the work of doctors such as Dr. Ira Parness – who has welcomed back patients to the annual event who now have kids of their own.
“And we get to see them happy with their children happy,” Parness said. “That’s inspirational.”MORE NEWS: See It: NYPD Officers Rescue Ducklings, Lead Mama Duck And Family Back To Central Park
Patients and parents having a hard time now also see positive results, and that gives them hope too.