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    9/11 Student Activist’s Book Documents Fight for Health Care and Compensation

    By Michael Barasch

    Lila Nordstrom was a senior at Stuyvesant High School on September 11, 2001, only a few hundred feet away from the World Trade Center. After the attack, she and her classmates evacuated, returning to school just a month later in early October. Lila, other students, and teachers soon began to experience sinus and respiratory problems, […]

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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 Recognizes Professor Yvonne Phang of BMCC on International Women’s Day

    By Michael Barasch

    As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Barasch & McGarry recognizes an extraordinary woman with whom we have collaborated extensively to support the 9/11 community: Professor Yvonne Phang of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Professor Yvonne Phang, who teaches Accounting, has worked to focus attention on the nearly 400,000 members of the 9/11 community […]

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  • What Documents Can Students Use as Proof of Presence?

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    What Documents Can Students Use as Proof of Presence?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Former students who attended school near the WTC clean-up have a lot of options when it comes to proof of presence documentation. Not only were many residing downtown during the 2001-2002 school year, but the WTC Health Program and VCF both accept official school documents that are fairly easy to get. One thing to keep […]

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  • Which Schools are in the WTC Disaster Zone?

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    Which Schools are in the WTC Disaster Zone?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Thousands of children breathed in toxic dust and fumes in lower Manhattan after 9/11. Many of them did so from the supposedly safe confines of their classrooms. Often parents, staff, and administrators learned that they’d been lied to about the safety of the air only after the damage was done. Like people that lived and […]

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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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    Former BMCC Student Discusses her 9/11 Related Cancer and Helps Spread the Word to Other Students

    By Michael Barasch

    Tamika Johnson was a student at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on 9/11 and returned to school full time in October 2001. She joined us on Q104.3 to discuss her experience with cancer, the World Trade Center Health Program, and the Victim Compensation Fund. Listen below:

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