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    Sue

    Sue

    I'm a 43 year old Multiple Myeloma patient. I was treated for a solitary plasmacytoma in '09, and progressed to MM in the spring of 2012. I had a successful Stem Cell Transplant in November of that year, and have been on maintenance chemotherapy since, relapsing at the end of 2014. I served for several weeks at Ground Zero following the 9.11 attacks, and have done some pretty neat things since then, too. Getting cancer isn't one of them.

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  • Release from Transplant Clinic

    The Big Day, EstimatedNovember 15th, 2012
    Hoorah! I rocked that bitch and got out on the 12th!
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Not Surprising

It’s not surprising that, less than one week after the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I can’t find one article printed in the last week regarding the health (and lack of health care) of 9/11 first responders.  There were a deluge of said articles a week ago.  Now, there are none.  Don’t worry, though, there are still plenty of us first responders living with – and dying from – various diseases we most likely developed due to our exposure to toxins in and around Ground Zero.

Have you seen any articles since the 11th regarding the link between serious illness and exposure of first responders???  If you have, please feel free to share them.

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Video – Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

Video – Breaking News Videos from CNN.com.

New Docs Detail How Feds Downplayed Ground Zero Health Risks – ProPublica

They knew we were at risk.  They let the bureaucrats make the decisions, and many have and will pay for it with their livelihoods and lives.  WE DESERVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE NOW.

Dioxin, a pollutant that can cause cancer, damage the immune system and lead to developmental problems, is most harmful when absorbed through food. But it can also cause harm when inhaled. OSHA discussed the alarming test results internally:
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St. John’s sued by sick 9/11 workers who used its building near Ground Zero – NYPOST.com

This is the Respite Center where I worked…

St. John’s sued by sick 9/11 workers who used its building near Ground Zero – NYPOST.com.

9/11 firefighter dies of cancer linked to toxic dust – CNN.com

This is the article that really got me to thinking about all of this stuff.  I served at Ground Zero, too.  I was diagnosed with myeloma, too.

9/11 firefighter dies of cancer linked to toxic dust – CNN.com.

Here Remembering 9/11

My very dear friend, Christine, made this video for all of us who served.

About Ground Zero Cancer

I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately about GZ workers and increased incidences of Cancer.  Specifically blood cancers.  I spent a month at Ground Zero after the attacks, and in 2009, I was diagnosed with Plasma Cell Myeloma (Multiple Myeloma).  At first, I just thought I was one of the weird statistics who get rare diseases for “unexplained reasons” (my doctors’ words).  But, did you know, that most people diagnosed with this type of cancer are over 60?  I was 36.  Did you know, also, that there is an increase in this type of cancer in people under 50 – and that many of them also worked at Ground Zero?
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