Pfeifer’s legacy helping 9/11 rescuers deal with Ground Zero’s lingering damage

Ray Pfeifer, a retired FDNY firefighter who fought hard for benefits for sick recovery workers before his untimely death from World Trade Center-related kidney cancer, lives on in a foundation named for him that continues his work.

One of the Ray Pfeifer Foundation‘s recent deeds that Ray would have liked was replacing Paul Greco’s heavy oxygen tank with a portable one so he can move around instead of being “attached to the wall” of his house. His insurance would only pay for the large tank. That is the Ray Pfeifer Foundation’s speciality – providing rescue and recovery workers with necessities not covered by insurance. Home health care and hospice are also covered by the foundation.

Greco, also a retired FDNY firefighter, has site-related respiratory problems that also claimed most of his eyesight. He’s 53, reports CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff.

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