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Carly Schwartz

3 FDNY Firefighters Die From 9/11-Related Cancers In The Same Day | Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Three retired New York firefighters died within hours of one another earlier this week, succumbing to cancers related to their relief work...

Inae Oh

16 Sobering Numbers That Remind Us To Honor The Sacrifice Of 9/11 Responders | Inae Oh | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some first responders and rescue workers are still waiting to receive proper care and comp...

As We Mourn Robin Williams, Let's Not Forget the Quiet Heroes

Tanya Villanueva Tepper | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Tanya Villanueva Tepper

As the headlines buzz and our hearts ache with the news of Robin Williams losing his battle to mental illness, several quiet heroes have also lost their own battles in these last few years. Their fight wasn't against depression or drugs or celebrity scrutiny, but it was just as sinister, and just as heartbreaking.

Feds Expected To Recognize 9/11 Cancer Link

Posted 09.11.2012 | New York

On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the federal government is expected to recognize a link between exposure to toxic dusts caused b...

Ten Years on, Sick Ground Zero Workers Still Without Proper Care

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For thousands of workers, this anniversary of 9/11 is an especially deep measure of loss -- not just the immediate loss of life, but years of lost opportunities to make still-neglected victims whole.

Michael McAuliff

A Pocketful Of Terror: Deciphering My Toxic Dust From 9/11 | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, just before I went on vacation with my family, I went to my basement and retrieved a legal-sized white envelope and an ...

Lynne Peeples

For 9/11 Cancer Sufferers, The Struggle For Help Continues | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

Mike Burke was enjoying a round of golf with fellow firefighters when two hijacked planes struck the twin towers ten years ago. "We immediately le...

Lynne Peeples

Firefighter Cancer Tied To Ground Zero Exposure | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York

Firefighters who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, selflessly exposing themselves to the toxic dust that clouded Ground Zero, were 19 percent m...

Michael McAuliff

Sept. 11 Fund Could Cover Cancer Victims, 9/11 Czar Says | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new czar of the Sept. 11 Victims' Compensation Fund is offering hope to 9/11 responders who are dying from cancer as their fatal dis...

A Death In the Family

Sherman Yellen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sherman Yellen

After John's cancer appeared and many of his fellow first responders began to die of 9/11 related illnesses, he became an activist. He died yesterday after a three year battle with cancer.