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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 is the Nationwide Health Program Network?

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    What is the Nationwide Health Program Network?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Though everybody in the 9/11 survivor community was in New York on the day of the attacks or the months that followed, thousands of the former responders, as well as office workers, residents and students, no longer live or work in the New York City area. Those now outside the City can still access care […]

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