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    FDNY Widow Kimberly McDonaugh and Her 9/11 Story

    By Michael Barasch

    Q104.3 host Shelli Sonstein interviews FDNY widow Kimberly McDonaugh. They discuss the loss of her heroic husband FDNY Lieutenant Eddie McDonaugh and their 9/11 story.

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  • WTC Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

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    WTC Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

    By Michael Barasch

    As the serious medical problems associated with 9/11 exposure mount, a new cancer risk has been identified. During a four-year period, diagnoses of head and neck cancers increased by 40 percent among World Trade Center first responders. Carcinogenic particles that were inhaled by police officers, fire fighters, military personnel and others at or near Ground […]

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  • Michael Barasch and Richard Alles Featured in Retired Member's Association Newsletter

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    Michael Barasch and Richard Alles Featured in Retired Member’s Association Newsletter

    By Michael Barasch

    Good friend Michael Barasch and retired DC Rich Alles were on hand to urge members to sign up for the Victims Compensation Fund which ends 12/18/2020. They passed out literature about the VCF and info about all the cancers affecting us now. Mike told the membership to get a full body scan at least once […]

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    Remembering our Vets and First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    On this Veterans Day, we’d like to take the time to honor the men and women who have served our wonderful country. It is so important to recognize and thank those who protect our nation and whose sacrifices and service make our way of life possible. We must never take our safety and security for […]

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  • Christian, Keira, and Kaley Young on Shark Tank

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    Three Siblings Fulfill Their Late FDNY Father’s Dream

    By Michael Barasch

    Three siblings, Christian, Keira, and Kaley Young, Fulfill their Late FDNY Father’s Dream by Pitching his Product, the Cup Board Pro, on Shark Tank We are so very proud of FDNY Keith Young’s incredible children, Keira, Christian, and Kaley Young, for pursuing his dream of being on Shark Tank, just three months after he passed […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Adds 112 Names Due to 9/11 Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    Each year during Fire Prevention Week, the memory and valor of New York’s firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice is commemorated at the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Albany. This year, 118 new names were etched into the Memorial’s granite wall.
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