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Ray Pfiefer didn't want to be the center of attention Saturday.
The 26-year FDNY veteran and East Meadow volunteer firefighter from Hicksville, who worked eight months at Ground Zero after Sept. 11, is more used to taking care of others' needs.
But nine years after the 2001 attacks, Pfiefer, 54, was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer that had spread to his bones. Doctors removed his...