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 donation was his best hope. Sue Harrison, from Northampton, was found after a long search to be a perfect match. Officer Holgerson and Ms. Harrison finally met in May 2016.

Officer Holgerson has been able to return to work after a four-year absence.

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