First Responders From WNY Will Benefit From Aid to 9/11 Victims

July 13, 2019

Jennifer Czarnecki is fighting a rare form of breast cancer that she believes stems from her weeks of service in New York City after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)
Jennifer Czarnecki is fighting a rare form of breast cancer that she believes stems from her weeks of service in New York City after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

WASHINGTON – The House on Friday passed a bill that aims to keep aid flowing to thousands of people who still suffer from physical and psychic damage stemming from the terrorist attack that knocked down the World Trade Center’s twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

It’s a bill that matters to dozens of Western New Yorkers: state police officers, firefighters and the men and women of the National Guard who responded to the attack.

They spent days breathing the noxious fumes and lung-clogging dust that filled the skies of lower Manhattan. And now some of them are getting sick, often with rare forms of cancer.

Those people could not be happier that the House on Friday voted to replenish a fund that’s set to run out of money next year.
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