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    Lower Manhattan Restaurant and Hospitality Workers Also Eligible for 9/11 Health Care and Compensation

    By Michael Barasch

    Lower Manhattan has an extraordinary variety of restaurants and other hospitality venues, from steakhouses to hundreds of coffee shops, sandwich counters, and street carts. The thousands of people working at these establishments in the months after September 11, 2001 breathed the same 9/11 toxins as the first responders,  office workers, residents, and students and teachers […]

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    Children of 9/11 Continue to Experience Trauma

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 3,000 people were killed on 9/11.  In the years since then, more first responders and survivors have passed away from 68 different types of cancer and respiratory illnesses than passed away on that day. Others are living with the mental health consequences of trauma, nearly 20 years after the attacks, including many people who […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Survivor Month

    By Michael Barasch

    June marks National Cancer Survivor Month, honoring the 17 million Americans who are living with, through, and beyond their illness. Their strength and perseverance should inspire us. This group includes people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins on or after 9/11, dramatically increasing their risk of developing 68 different types of cancer. In the […]

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    Today Begins the 2 Month Countdown For a Critical Deadline with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    There are now only two months remaining until the deadline for families who lost a beloved relative to Ground Zero-related cancer or respiratory illness to register a claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). We must now work tirelessly to share this crucial information with the entire 9/11 community. The 9/11 community consists of […]

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    Staten Island Honors Veteran and 9/11 First Responder

    By Michael Barasch

    Hundreds of community members gathered recently on Deserre Avenue in Staten Island for its renaming as Leif Eikeseth Way, in honor of an Army veteran, transit worker, and 9/11 first responder who passed away of cancer after his exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Leif Eikeseth, a 36-year veteran of the New York City Transit, was […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

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    Brain Tumor Awareness Month Calls Attention to 9/11 Community’s Risk

    By Michael Barasch

    We recognize Brain Tumor Awareness Month in May, calling attention to the nearly 25,000 people who will be diagnosed with malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord this year in the United States. This number tragically includes many 9/11 first responders and survivors who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on […]

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