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Meet 3 women who are comforting families of 9/11 illness sufferers

Diane Pryor-Holland, who lost her husband, NYPD Officer Richard Holland to World Trade Center-related kidney cancer, Dolores Weiner, who lost her brother, Thomas, to 9/11-related illness, and Bertha Merriweather, mother to NYPD Detective Tommy Merriweather, who also died of illness related to his service after the terrorist attacks, help other NYPD families dealing with site-related illness by making them quilts. 

Their group is called Helping Our Post-9/11 Survivors or H.O.P.S. They plan to make a quilt for every NYPD family with a death from World Trade Center-related illness.

“Take it, wrap yourself in it, remember your loved one, remember us, that we’re all a family,” Weiner told New York 1’s Michael Scotto. 

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Boy, 12, fighting cancer wants police patches

Jeremiah Derks, 12, was diagnosed with cancer this summer and is currently going through chemotherapy after having surgery. He would like to become a police officer one day.

He and his parents would like to receive police patches.

If you have a patch to send, please mail it to

Jeremiah Derks
229 Luke Court
Kokomo, IN 46901

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Northwest Ohio 9/11 Memorial opens

The Northwest Ohio 9/11 Memorial, sponsored by the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will open to the public on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

The memorial is designed as a sundial; its outside is numbered like a clock, reflecting the four times planes were crashed by terrorists on September 11, 2001. The memorial contains artifacts from the three sites affected by the terrorist attacks, including steel from the World Trade Center, limestone from the Pentagon, and soil from the field in rural Pennsylvania where Flight 93 went down.

Visiting the memorial is free, but because it is on a military base, visitors must register for tours.

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