The Sun 6/6/18: Cancer Death Toll for Responders to Overtake Victims of Attack

The Sun
DEADLY LEGACY

The 9/11 cancer that’s already killed 2,000 heroes – and the death toll is set to overtake those that died on the day

After the dust settled at Ground Zero, thousands of those first on the scene were left facing an even more terrifying prospect – hideous cancers, caused by the toxic fumes breathed in on the day

WHILE thousands were running away from the deadly smoke, terror and carnage that was 9/11 – they were rushing in.

Some 75,000 firefighters, police officers, paramedics and rescuers risked their own lives to save others.

 Many 9/11 heroes are still paying the price
Many 9/11 heroes are still paying the price

In the following days, people from every state – and almost every single district – of America helped at Ground Zero – rescuing casualties, digging up bodies, cleaning up and rebuilding.

Now they are paying a high price for their selflessness – while most of the world remains oblivious to their suffering.

Over 2,000 first responders – anyone who helped out at Ground Zero, including building workers, electricians, doctors and paramedics – have died from illnesses caused by breathing in the toxic fumes that engulfed the site in the weeks after the terror attack.

As thousands more currently battle 9/11-related diseases such as cancer or severe respiratory disease, shockingly, it’s predicted that by the end of this year the number of first responders who have died since the tragic event will overtake the number who died on the day.

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