The children of those heroes are now adults themselves. Their stories are just heartbreaking.
The initial 9/11 attacks didn’t kill Firefighter Gormley, but the cancer from the 9/11 air did. Years Later
“So my father, he responded on 911, shortly after the collapse, and then he was diagnosed with bladder cancer in Dec of 2017, and then he passed away the following year in June, so six months. From Diagnosis to death.” — Bridget Gormley
People are becoming ill, all these years later….
A young man, Robert Tilearcio also spoke to me, sitting next to Bridget Gormley. His father, Robert Tilearcio was stationed at Engine 266 in Far Rockaway, Queens. Firefighter Tilearcio worked 24-hour shifts for at least a month at Ground Zero.