Adding insult to a nearly impossible situation, those that are just getting diagnosed with cancer, not just first responders but anyone with a 9/11 claim going forward…. will not only get 50 percent LESS from the nearly financial-broke Victims Compensation Board….but now up to a 70 percent reduction.
At first, a young woman named Bridget Gormley was looking stoic at me. Minutes later, you could sense she was getting emotional discussing her FDNY father, William Gormley of Engine 310/Ladder 174 in East Flatbush Brooklyn who is now deceased. Firefighter Gormley spent months working at Ground Zero. He died at the age of 53, of 9/11-related bladder and lung cancer.