West Islip resident Elyse Capozza has not only lost 170 pounds after having bariatric surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, but has gained a new perspective on life.
Kings Park resident Frank Russo has been dealing with multiple sclerosis for more than 30 years. Now 48-years-old and needing the assistance of a scooter, he goes to the gym everyday to improve his condition. One day, shortness of breath while working out prompted him to skip the gym and stay in bed. When he started to sweat and felt chest pain, he knew something was wrong and called 911.