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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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American Lung Association 5-minute survey. Make your voice heard.

The American Lung Association has released a five-minute survey, asking supporters to tell them what is most important to them. They need to hear from the September 11th community, who have been so ravaged by lung issues. Take the five-minute survey here.

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Polish workers owed millions in compensation after 9/11?

Polish workers who are ill from their time at the World Trade Center recovery efforts after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 may be eligible for the World Trade Center Victim Compensation Fund, reports Radio Poland. Many Poles have already been compensated, but others may not know that they are entitled to compensation. The […]

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    1. World Trade Center Health Program Seeks Nominations for Advisory Committee (STAC)

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