A 7-year-old Sea Cliff girl severely burned on Easter Sunday returned to Nassau University Medical Center on Tuesday to thank the staff who cared for her during a hospital stayed that lasted almost two months.

Frances Breen and her family presented two bronze plaques to the burn center and the pediatric intensive care unit to thank them for the incredible work they did saving her life. Among them were LIPSG physicians, Dr. Roger L. Simpson and Dr. Louis H. Riina.

“I’m grateful for grapes and I’m grateful for tacos,” Frances said, laughing.
But she also said “thank you for saving my life” to the doctors that helped her, who she considers part of her family now.

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Frances Breen, surrounded by Dr. Riina (left) and Dr. Simpson (right) and her family.

Frances Breen, surrounded by Dr. Riina (left) and Dr. Simpson (right) and her family.