A group of students who attended Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan have come forward to raise awareness about 9/11 related diseases.
They’re encouraging people to sign up for the Zadroga Ac to get screened and receive access to health care.
“I only have mild asthma. Some people have it far worse than I do,” said Tal Beery.
He was a sophomore in high school on 9/11. Beery said for two or three months after the attacks, the air was so thick that it was almost suffocating.
“I remember seeing some of my fellow students walking down the street wearing dust masks, like professional grade dust masks, and thinking these folks they’re overreacting,” Beery said.
One woman, Shoshana Dornhelm, revealed that she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Attorney Michael Barasch represents a number of former students and teachers who became sick after the attacks.
“It’s one thing for firefighters and police officers to get sick. They sign up for dangerous jobs. But children?,” Barasch said.
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