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LI young man walks out of hospital to start senior year in high school

Thomas Spiotta is heading back for his senior year of high school after a month in Stony Brook Children's Hospital recovering from a rare surgery that called for removing a 3-foot section of his small intestine. Spiotta, who has Down syndrome, was given a sendoff from more than 50 firefighters who know his dad, who is an assistant chief at North Patchogue Fire Department. Credit: Newsday / Yeong-ung Yang


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