Category Archives: Health Issues

New rules for filing claims with 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (Zadroga Act)

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has posted new rules for sick recovery workers and survivors to file their claims, reports the Associated Press. The deadline has been extended to December 18, 2020, and definitions of covered health conditions have been modified. The fund was reopened in 2011 after Congress authorized the James Zadroga 9/11 […]

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Ground Zero firefighter memorialized with Staten Island street sign

The corner of Katan and Getz Avenues in Staten Island was renamed Captain John Graziano Way, reports Diane C. Lore of the Staten Island Advance. Captain Graziano was an FDNY officer who worked at the site of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks and died of site-related cancer last year. He was 63. He […]

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9/11 NYPD cop who suffered leukemia saved by British woman

The UK’s ITV reports that a British woman’s stem cell donation has saved the life of NYPD Officer Greg Holgerson, 42, who was diagnosed with World Trade Center leukemia from his service during the recovery operation after the 2001 terrorist attacks. After several rounds of chemotherapy and remission, Holgerson’s cancer returned and he was told that a stem cell […]

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