Category Archives: 9/11 Community

FDNY firefighters become gardeners to help fellow Bravest dealing with 9/11-related cancer

A group of FDNY firefighters from Engine 48/Ladder 56 planted flowers, cleaned gutters and windows, and powerwashed the house of Lieutenant Joe Stach, who has site-related pancreatic cancer. The flowers were purple, the color of the pancreatic cancer awareness campaign,  report Edgar Sandoval and Denis Slattery of the New York Daily News.

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St. Joseph’s Chapel that served 9/11 first responders could shutter

Gateway Plaza Management tripled the rent of St. Joseph’s  Chapel in Battery Park City. The chapel served as a sanctuary for recovery workers in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, but cannot pay the crippling charges and may be closed write Susan Edelman and Aaron Short in the NY Post. The chapel on South End Avenue may be […]

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Brooklyn cop Dave Guevara died from 9/11-related cancer, his wife says

NYPD Officer Dave Guevara, 45, went to the doctor two weeks ago thinking he had pneumonia. He was diagnosed with lung cancer and died two days later, leaving a wife and two children. He spent weeks working at the World Trade Center recovery operation and his widow attributes his death to that work, reports Laura Dimonandy […]

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