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Letter: Congress should renew Zadroga Act

Jack McNamara, 9, whose father, FDNY firefighter John

Jack McNamara, 9, whose father, FDNY firefighter John McNamara, died of 9/11-related cancer in 2009, holds up a sign at a press conference calling for the permanent funding of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, at Silverstein Family Park, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

As a nurse in a pulmonary rehabilitation program on Long Island, I work with many Sept. 11 responders who have developed devastating lung disease as a result of their work on that day, and for weeks to months after [“De Blasio, Bratton join police, firefighters at Zadroga rally,” News, Dec. 7].

Their lives and the lives of their families have been changed forever. They are all heroes and deserve all the help and support they can get. Renewing the Zadroga Act is so important.

Doreen Costello, West Islip