Category Archives: Health Issues

FDNY travels to DC to support extension of 9/11 healthcare

Philip Messing New York Post More than 100 FDNY smoke-eaters will descend on Washington, D.C., Thursday morning to support new legislation to provide indefinite health benefits for those sickened by cancer or other chronic diseases due to their work at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks. The bill — The James Zadroga 9/11 […]

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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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Pa. Members of Congress Must Come to the Rescue of Ground Zero Workers

Editorial NY Daily News They did their duty and paid an awful price. Years after the fires at Ground Zero stopped smoldering, the rescue and recovery workers who breathed in the toxins there fell ill by the thousands. Then, belatedly, Congress did its duty. It wasn’t until 201 1 that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health […]

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