Category Archives: Health Issues

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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James Lanza, firefighter who helped save 16 World Trade Center attack victims, dies at 71 from 9/11-related illness

Retired Firefighter James (Jimmy) Lanza has died of World Trade Center-related brain cancer, reports Thomas Tracy in the New York Daily News. Lanza is the tenth FDNY firefighter to die of 9/11-related cancer this year — and it’s only April.

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Submit names of first responders for Staten Island 9/11 memorial by April 14

Families of the Staten Island rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center site who have since died of September 11th-related illnesses have until Friday, April 14, 2017 to submit names for inclusion on the memorial in their memory. The memorial is very near the Postcards Memorial in St. George. Those who miss the […]

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