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Heart attack survivor continues gesture of thanks

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Jul 15 2014 04:53:39 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 15 2014 05:34:53 PM CDT

It's a sweet gesture at Reading Hospital in West Reading.

WEST READING, Pa. -

It's a sweet gesture at Reading Hospital in West Reading.

Elaine Reinert took cake to the hospital staff Tuesday morning. She's been taking a cake to the hospital on July 15 for about 25 years.

Reinert had a heart attack on the same date 25 years ago, and she was taken to Reading Hospital, where staff members saved her.

She takes a cake every year to say thanks for all this extra time

"I've been able to travel," said Reinert. "I have a granddaughter, which I've done lots of things with her, and my husband and I celebrated 50 years of marriage, so I just feel lucky.

Reinert said she'll keep taking a cake to the hospital on the same day as long as she's able.