News & Updates


August 16, 2017 -- NY Daily News -- FDNY engineer dies at 43 amid battle against 9/11-linked brain tumor, one year after his firefighter dad’s death
Firefighter Robert Alexander always followed in his father’s footsteps — even in death.

August 15, 2017 -- ABC Action News -- 9/11 survivor continues seeking medical, financial help
Bri Ramkumar worked at the world trade center for 17 years. When the planes hit she thought the world was coming to an end.

August 11, 2017 -- NEWS12 -- Wake held for firefighter who died of 9/11-related illness
Loved ones and fellow firefighters paid their respects Friday to one of their own. Retired firefighter Michael Duffy dies this past Tuesday after suffering from several Sept. 11-related illnesses.

August 10, 2017 -- NY Daily News -- Retired FDNY firefighter Michael Duffy dead at 63 after battle with 9/11-linked cancer
Another firefighter has lost his life to a 9/11-related cancer. Retired Firefighter Michael Duffy, a 20-year veteran of the department who spent time at Ground Zero after the terror attacks, died on Aug. 8, officials said Thursday.

August 3, 2017 -- Downtown Express -- Op-Ed: 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund isn’t just for First Responders
There is a common misconception among many 9/11 survivors that the 9/11 Zadroga Health & Compensation Act was established to provide health care and compensation only for first responders. That is not true.

August 2, 2017 -- Lung Disease News -- NYC Survivors of 9/11 Attack at Higher Risk for Chronic Heart, Lung Diseases, Study Shows
Nearly 16 years after terrorists destroyed New York’s World Trade Center, people who were exposed to high concentrations of hazardous materials and dust clouds still face significantly higher rates of chronic diseases, including heart and respiratory illnesses, finds an…

July 21, 2017 -- Newsday -- Tributes at service for NYPD 9/11 first responder Robert Summers
More than 100 people gathered at a Rockville Centre church Friday to pay tribute to 9/11 first responder Robert S. Summers, a retired NYPD officer who died this week of cancer officials said he contracted while working at Ground Zero.

July 20, 2017 -- NY Daily News -- ‘Heroic’ retired NYPD cop dies from 9/11-linked cancer weeks after Ground Zero illness claimed another officer
Sixteen years after rushing to the smoldering wreckage of the World Trade Center, hero cop Robert Summers paid the ultimate price for his courage.

July 18, 2017 -- Cardiovascular Business -- Sept. 11 survivors, first responders face higher rates of heart disease
First responders and survivors at the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were exposed to hazardous materials.

July 17, 2017 -- Reuters -- 9/11 survivors face higher risk of heart and lung problems
Survivors of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 – and first-responders who were on the scene that day – may have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases…


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