HUNTINGTON, Long Island (WABC) -- A grandmother of 11 is being called a "walking miracle" for beating the odds and surviving COVID-19 and pancreatitis.
Alisa White, 61, returned to Huntington Hospital on Tuesday six months after a procedure that saved her life.
White was admitted to the hospital in January with severe pancreatitis after surviving a prolonged hospital stay with coronavirus.
Doctors said the pancreatitis was a direct result of complications from COVID.
She was placed in a medically induced coma and had a procedure called a cyst-gastrotomy where an endoscope is used to clean out an infection that formed.
Since then, White has had seven follow-up surgeries to help treat the infection. Due to the severity of the infection, she was only given a 50% chance of survival.
Her doctors say she is a walking miracle.
Now that most of her mobility is restored, White is most looking forward to dining out with her family at one of her favorite restaurants -- Texas Roadhouse.
On Tuesday, doctors presented her with a gift card to the restaurant while her grandkids gave her homemade cards.
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