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Tim -- the former New York City firefighter and survived the fall of both towers having been one of the first to respond with a call and he's with us.
Announcer good morning to you good -- -- yet again September 11.
Yes there -- significant news across yesterday with regard to the first responders and -- health condition down at ground zero for the first time.
The governments have my way that CDC in Atlanta.
-- recognized numerous.
Types of cancers.
That could have been caused or related to.
The coverage down there when folks like yourself for.
So what what what do you make of that conclusion eleven.
Wolf wolf certainly that is the right conclusion.
You know in it in general it's it's harder for the medical professionals to identify this it takes years and years and identify a cause for of these cancers so I think in the big picture this is a very good thing.
Just last week the New York City Fire Department added nine more names to the memorial wall.
Which brings the number to 64.
Who have died as a result of the -- of 9/11.
I suspect now that that number is gonna grow but the last number I heard for the new York city police department was 53 from new York city police officers.
So we have to remember that this terror terrible after this terrible terrorist act.
Is still killing us to this day.
There are statistics from 2010.
-- and new York state department of health nearly 351.
Had died of cancer.
At that time that was nine years afterwards.
-- I mean this number is gonna continue to grow I spoke with.
My girlfriend -- -- -- was a firefighter retired now who found out he had throat cancer.
A few months ago and he's battling that now he said to me this morning that what this numbers just -- just continues to explode.
-- -- reminds me of the telephone company fire.
Back in the seventies -- nearly every -- that responded to that died.
From cancer as a result of that fire I sadly think that -- on that -- debt trajectory right now.
-- has been covered post traumatic stress disorder for a range of long and -- disorders that have been talked about and -- in the in the past but.
Skin cancer breast cancer stomach cancer colon cancer all -- -- -- how how are you doing ten.
I'm doing fine you know -- I feel very lucky I suspect at some point that.
You know something will happen physically I'm fine of course today's very emotional for me.
As this roll up my Brothers in the family's.
Quote we -- we're doing our best it was gratifying to hear last night that they found that an agreement on the museum.
I know that's very important -- the families and the first responders that we have -- installations and we begin telling the story.
For the future generations.
Because you know we're not getting any younger here so.
We have to leave the legacy we have to teach our children the truth about what happened that day.
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