Paramedic Disabled In 9/11 Tragedy Still Struggling To Meet Needs
September 8, 2011
Almost ten years after the tragedy of 9/11, many of the first responders to Ground Zero that survived that day are still suffering from injuries and diseases caused by dust and debris exposure they experienced everyday for months. NBC-Philadelphia reported on the story of a paramedic that was on the scene and now suffers from diabetes and kidney failure. His ailments are attributed to the years of medication he had to take for a lung condition caused by inhaling the dust and smoke at Ground Zero for days following the tragedy.
The man has undergone numerous treatments and surgeries for his conditions and has lost everything he had, including his home, from the mounting medical bills. Yet, through his adversity he has led the fight for congress and the president to enact health care for the remaining survivors who sacrificed in the days, weeks, and months following 9/11.
Nearly 1,200 first responders have died in the decade since the tragedy. Thousands more still fight for their lives everyday, yet cannot afford the medical care they need themselves.
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