Marcy Borders, the subject of a famous photograph taken right after the collapse of the first WTC tower, has died from a 9/11 related cancer. She was 42 years old.
Marcy’s story is heartbreakingly common. An office worker in one of the towers on the morning of 9/11 she fled the building and was caught in the huge dust cloud that engulfed Lower Manhattan after the first tower collapsed. The dust cloud from the first collapse contained over 2,500 contaminants, not to mention a great deal of smoke and ash. Years later, Marcy discovered that she had stomach cancer and underwent chemotherapy, she told the Jersey Journal during an interview. In the interview, Marcy captured the feelings of so many people who were exposed to 9/11 dust and smoke: “How do you go from being healthy to waking up the next day with cancer?” Marcy died on Monday, August 24th, from the stomach cancer.
See her story here:
9/11 Related Cancer Common Among Office Workers, Residents
So many officer workers, residents, students and others were caught in the cloud that day and are suffering today with 9/11 related conditions and cancers. Many have even died as a result of their exposure.
Find out more about the the program that compensates those who were harmed by exposure to 9/11 here. If you or a loved one is suffering from one of these conditions contact us about your options for filing a claim.
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