One of our firefighter clients was given a very significant award from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) for his multiple WTC-linked cancers. Thankfully, he is in remission and financially secure. He told our law firm that because he feels so blessed, he wanted to help others in the 9/11 community who might not be so fortunate. But the donation had one selfless condition: he insisted on it being anonymous. He asked us to recommend an organization that helps sick responders.
We suggested that he make the donation to one that we have admired and supported for years, the FDNY Foundation’s “FIRED UP for a CURE”.
We were shocked when he told us that he had decided to donate more than half of his VCF award to this wonderful organization. The mission of “FIRED UP for a CURE” is primarily to help and inspire FDNY members and their families “who have lived with cancer, fought with cancer, survived cancer, or lost their battle with cancer”. We are incredibly touched by our client’s donation, and we are proud to have played a small role in directing this generous and anonymous gift to such a worthwhile cause. We were so inspired that we donated our fee in his case to the same wonderful organization.