15 Years Later, 9/11 Responders Face Daunting Health Problems
For those who rushed in to try to save people after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the toll has been steep. Some are dying, their bodies riddled with cancer, and others haven't even connected their symptoms to the work they did 15 years ago.
Los Angeles Times:
15 Years Later, Sept. 11 Responders Might Be Sick And Not Even Know It
Making the decision to help 15 years ago might end Garrett Goodwin's life early. Goodwin, 39, was one of tens of thousands of people at ground zero right after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A trained medic, he traveled from Tampa, Fla., to New York to volunteer. But now, his lungs are failing him, and doctors say that will lead to his death. Goodwin is one of many volunteers who spent long hours toiling in the World Trade Center ruins, where toxic fumes have left many sick or dead. (Bowen, 9/9)