Category Archives: Health Issues

VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya video

Watch the recent video from our friends at 9/11 Health Watch, in which Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya of the World Trade Center Victims’ Compensation Fund speaks with Dr. Jim Melius of 9/11 Health Watch.

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Queens Firefighter Robert Tilearcio — who fought for Zadroga Act — dies at 58 of 9/11-linked tumor 

Firefighter Robert Tilearcio fought for the extension of the Zadroga Act while fighting a 9/11-related brain tumor, reports Thomas Tracy in the New York Daily News. Tilearcio died yesterday of his illness at the age of 58, leaving a wife and two children, one of whom, Robert, just took the FDNY test. After many months of […]

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9/11 hero Dennis Frederick with PTSD fights to keep his service dog

Retired Port Authority Police Sergeant Dennis Frederick was diagnosed with PTSD in March 2001, after 21 years on the job — a job in which one of his early days included witnessing his partner’s death in a shooting. He took a 5-month leave, returning to a part-time desk job, but responded to the terrorist attack on the […]

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