9/11 first responders find respite
Every patient in the World Trade Center Monitoring Program, a comprehensive health program set up for first responders to the 9/11 terror attacks, has their own story and their own form of suffering. As their doctor, I have the opportunity to understand the effect of the attacks in a way few Muslims do.
“Does this ever get better, Doc? Does this ever go away?"
The questions were being put to me by one of my patients in the World Trade Center Monitoring Program, a comprehensive health program set up for first responders – the law enforcement officers, emergency response teams and volunteer citizens who were first on the scene on 9/11 and who were exposed to the horror of the day (and...