9/11 hero fighting for his life after being diagnosed with cancer ‘caused by exposure to toxic fumes at Ground Zero’

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Hero firefighter Jimmy Martinez was off duty when he saw the first aircraft crash into the World Trade Center 13 years ago before racing to his assigned station house in Staten Island. Now the 24-year veteran is facing a life-or-death battle with a rare form of blood cancer, which he believed was caused by breathing … Continued

11 Facts About 9/11

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1. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed, 400 were police officers and firefighters, in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in NYC, at the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., and in a plane crash near Shanksville, PA. 2. 9/11 was not the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. … Continued

Our Beacon of Hope

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Superstorm Sandy – a natural disaster of virtually unprecedented proportions –devastated communities along the eastern seaboard. Thousands were left too long without power, heat, and water; many lost homes, and far too many, their lives. I was lucky. I had left my Battery Park City apartment on Oct. 28, under a mandatory evacuation order and … Continued