Sandy survivors Carmine and Eleanor Ginnelly have much to give thanks for

A New Jersey couple who was trapped in a car during Sandy is thankful that they will be able celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday back in

Carmine and Eleanor Ginnelly were rescued by boat during Sandy and months later found out Carmine's cancer is in remission.

Carmine and Eleanor Ginnelly were rescued by boat during Sandy and months later found out Carmine's cancer is in remission. (11/25/13)

BRICK TOWNSHIP - A New Jersey couple who was trapped in a car during Sandy is thankful that they will be able celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday back in their own home.

Carmine and Eleanor Ginnelly were rescued by boat during Sandy and months later found out Carmine's cancer is in remission.

"I spent the whole month of December in the hospital, Christmas, New Year's, and this time this year I'm grateful I'm here for Thanksgiving," says Carmine Ginnelly.

After undergoing a hip replacement, the 82-year-old is walking again in their waterfront home that’s been reconstructed after the superstorm.

The couple called 911 as they were stuck in their truck parked in their driveway and surrounded by water, which was seeping into their vehicle. They waited together seven long hours for help.

Now, they’re grateful that they get to spend Thanksgiving with their family.

"It's just amazing and of course that's the most thankful thing, that my husband is doing so well," says Eleanor Ginnelly.

The couple, originally from Paterson, has been married 26 years.

For interview with Superstorm Sandy survivors, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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