Category Archives: 9/11 Community

Veteran FDNY hero still searching for life-saving donor match

Mira Wassef Staten Island Advance  Jimmy Martinez’s family has held more than 20 bone marrow drives — from New York to North Carolina to Puerto Rico — in hopes of helping the veteran firefighter overcome his battle with multiple myeloma. And while those drives have thankfully helped others, the family is still searching for a […]

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NYPD Medal Day honors officers who died of 9/11 illness and slain cops

Molly Crane-Newman , Thomas Tracy , Tina Moore, New York Daily News The wife of slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos was glad to accept a posthumous medal of honor for her husband Tuesday on Medal Day at police headquarters. But Maritza Ramos would be much happier if he could have received it himself. “They’re all heroes in my eyes,” the widow […]

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“A Song For Jenny”: How a vicar’s grief and anger inspired a BBC drama on the 7/7 bombings

Adam Sherwin Independent It’s almost ten years since Julie Nicolson, a Bristol vicar, received the shattering news that her daughter Jenny had been murdered in the July 7 London bombings. Unable to reconcile her grief and anger with her faith, Julie resigned from her parish post. Instead she poured her heartache into an unflinching memoir, A […]

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