...Tens of thousands of people are sick and dying... Yet there is still no official recognition of this crisis...”

David Miller, 9/11 First Responder, speaking out on 9.11.07 at Judson

Church, NYC.  (photos: Scott Star)




























“...We’re talking about the decimation of thousands of people who stepped up for their country...”







9/11 Health Now co-founder Claire Calladine (left) with Evelyn Hatzigeorgiou at the 2.26.08 Rally for 9/11 Health, U.S. Captiol, Washington DC.












Joseph Lutrario, center, speaking out for 9/11 Health at the 2.26.08 Rally for 9/11 Health, U.S. Capitol, Washington DC.
































“... Tens of thousands of people are sick and dying, yet there is still no official recognition of this crisis...”





9/11 Responder David Miller at Judson Church, NYC, 9.11.07.  Right, Miller displays the oxygen machine that he now depends on to breathe.

(photos: above & right, Scott Star)



 























 

  

















 

9/11 Health Now Members



President & Co-Founder Claire Calladine



Claire Calladine attended 9/11 memorial events in 2007 in New York City on the sixth anniversary of the attacks.  During lectures by 9/11 first responders, she was shocked to learn that thousands of World Trade Center workers and volunteers were sick with respiratory illness, cancer, and other serious diseases. 


Attending a screening of Penny Little’s 2007 documentary Dust and Deceit at the World Trade Center, Calladine met the film’s protagonist, Rachel Hughes, a young Ground Zero volunteer ravaged by 9/11 illness.  Dismayed by Hughes’ plight and that of the other victims, she was spurred to action when 9/11 Responder-lecturer David Miller urged rally attendees to step up and help the 9/11 Community in any way they could.


Calladine sought out Miller that night and a collaboration began.  The two began to work together on 9/11 health issues, and in the months that followed, co-founded 9/11 Health Now, an advocacy organization defending the health rights of the 9/11 Community. Shortly afterward, Calladine and Miller helped coordinate the 2.26.08 Rally for 9/11 Health at the US Capitol in Washington, DC (left), where Calladine spoke out on the urgent need for recognition and aid for 9/11 victims. A writer, Realtor, and former fashion model residing in Paris, France, she now divides her time between Portland, OR and New York.


email: 911health.now@gmail.com

tel:  917-341-9478


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RTL.fr French Radio Interview


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Vice President NYPD (Ret.) Joseph Lutrario


Joseph Lutrario is a former New York City Police Officer assigned to the BSTF--Brooklyn South Task Force.  Lutrario graduated from the Police Academy in 1989, working the 67, 70 and 71 precincts prior to his transfer to BSTF in 1991.  There, he was trained in counter-terrorism under the COBRA program.  On September 11, 2001, Lutrario and his partner teamed up with a civilian to evacuate the day care center of the south tower of the World Trade Center prior to its collapse, as well as participating in the emergency evacuation of a nearby restaurant in which scores of injured civilians were ferried to safety with the help of ground crews and the NY Harbor Police.


Lutrario spent the next seven weeks at Ground Zero undergoing search and rescue missions with NYPD, FDNY and FEMA teams, rotating off the site on October 31.  He continued to work within the NYPD until his retirement on December 31, 2002.  Post-retirement, Lutrario struggled with ailments incurred from his WTC service. He joined 9/11 Health Now in 2008, attending the 2.26.08 Rally for 9/11 Health at the US Capitol in Washington DC, (left) where he spoke out on the need for aid to 9/11 victims and families.  He currently resides in Long Island, NY.


email: joseph.lutrario@gmail.com


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Community Outreach Director FDNY (ret.) Michael Hart


Michael Hart spent over twenty years in the FDNY, initially in Engine 231 and Ladder 120 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and subsequently as lieutenant in Ladder 126 in South Jamaica and Queens.

Hart’s ladder deployed to the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001, the day following the attacks, and served in the months following in a variety of rescue and recovery duties.


Since retirement, Michael has retained close ties to the 9/11 community, where he has become an advocate for the increasing numbers of firemen and other Responders who have fallen ill due to their WTC exposures. Michael currently resides in Babylon, NY.


tel: 631-697-2481

email:  findthefire@hotmail.com





Co-Founder David Miller


David Miller, Bronx,
NY, is a general contractor and former member of the New York Army National Guard.  Miller deployed to the World Trade Center in the days following the attacks, joining the thousands of FDNY, NYPD, EMS, Army, construction, cleanup, volunteer and relief workers who swarmed the site in the initial rescue and recovery effort.


Fit and robust prior to 9/11, Miller’s health began to decline immediately after his World Trade Center service.
Diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2005, an incurable asbestos-related cancer that normally manifests after decades of exposure, Miller now breathes with the help of an oxygen machine (right).  Miller’s other ailments include head and neck cancer, skin cancer, COPD--Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, hypertension, GERD-Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, chronic sinusitis, and PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, all of which he attributes to his exposure to toxins at Ground Zero, which include asbestos, mercury, lead, dioxin, benzene, and hundreds of others. 


Miller began speaking out publicly on the 9/11 Health Crisis in 2006, advocating for 9/11 health legislation, research, and aid for the tens of thousands of families affected.  A meeting in 2007 on the sixth anniversary of the attacks with rally attendee Claire Calladine led to the two working together in the months that followed, with their non-profit advocacy organization 9/11 Health Now officially founded in 2008.




 

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