In June, the Supreme Court refused to grant appeals to two separate cases involving the September 11th community. Because of our focus here at VOICES, we were interested in providing more in-depth coverage of the Supreme Court decisions. Having taken some law classes at Loyola and hoping to attend law school in the near future, I volunteered to research these cases more thoroughly. I have included a summary of the cases below.
Jimmy Martinez is 24-year veteran of the FDNY. Martinez was a 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy first responder. As a direct result of his prolonged exposure at Ground Zero, Martinez developed multiple myeloma nearly a year ago. Firefighters risk their lives every day to save others. Now, we are giving you an opportunity to save the life of a hero. Sign up for the bone marrow donor registry at our Annual Information Forum on September 10th at the Downtown Marriott Hotel.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.”
- Nelson Mandela
If Voices of September 11th has taught me a lesson during my internship, it is epitomized by this quote.
Ridgely Ochs’ story in Newsday, “9/11 first responders’ battle with PTSD,” may have been written in 2011, but touches on issues that remain very relevant today. Today, June 27th, is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day. While PTSD is often associated with military veterans returning from war, anyone who has lived through a traumatic event can experience symptoms at any time.
On this Awareness Day, VOICES would like to share with you this important information about PTSD, published by the National Institute of Mental Health
As you may know, June 27 is designated as National PTSD Awareness Day, to inform the general public about post-traumatic stress disorder. Recognizing that many of our members are interested in learning more about PTSD, we are taking this opportunity to share information about the symptoms, but also the good news that treatment is available!