Georgia-based retired NYPD detective who worked during 9/11 struggles to get therapist 

Retired NYPD Detective Daryl Hughes now lives in Georgia. He suffers from World Trade Center-related cancer and PTSD.

Det. Hughes is struggling to find counseling and is receiving poor service from the World Trade Center Health Program, and the local healthcare agency, Managed Care Advisors (MCA)-Sedgwick who, after a long delay, referred him to a therapist 80 miles away who specializes in children and adolescents.

He spoke with Kamilah Williams of 13WMAZ.

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9/11 survivor Jennifer Daly dies of pancreatic cancer leaving NJ family devastated ahead of holidays

Jennifer Daly, 48, a survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died of World Trade Center-related pancreatic cancer on November 23, 2022.

She leaves her husband and two sons, aged 6 and 7, as well as a large extended family.

Jen worked for Marsh & McLennan in 1 World Trade Center. She often recalled the New York City firefighter and Tribeca couple who saved her life. She never knew their names but recalled with gratitude how they led her from the streets to an apartment building, report Jon Craig and Cecilia Levine for the Daily Voice Hackensack.

She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year.

GoFundMe for her sons has been established.

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Family fights for change after Abington dad, husband dies of ground-zero-related illness

Brian Fay, 58, died of World Trade Center-related illness in October, 2022, after struggling to receive care. He was a Massachusetts-based expert in environmental issues and worked at disaster sites.

His site-related respiratory issues began in 2017 and culminated in a double lung transplant. Throughout all stages of his illness, he has had difficulty with the World Trade Center Health Program that was supposed to help him. Much of Fay’s final months were spent on the phone trying to get treatments and medications approved.

“…[T]he main problem was that it took so long to get each appointment approved (by insurance),” his wife Michele Fay told Mary Whitfill of The Patriot Ledger. “He was so positive and never complained, but he spent the last few months of his life just fighting for care. It was a constant struggle.”

“When you hear the World Trade Center (program) is going to start covering your health care, you think, ‘Oh, that’s great,’ but it isn’t what it seems.”

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