9/11 firefighter, cancer survivor donates van to brothers in need

FDNY firefighter Jimmy Martinez was diagnosed with cancer after the Sept. 11 attacks and has been in remission for over a year


By FireRescue1 Staff

NEW YORK — After beating cancer, a veteran FDNY firefighter and Sept. 11 responder donated a van to help other firefighters in need. 

Jimmy Martinez was diagnosed with cancer after the Sept. 11 attacks and has been in remission for over a year, reported NBC New York

Martinez donated the van to the FDNY Family Fire Transport Foundation, which helps firefighters, family members and department personnel who are undergoing medical treatment. 

“I’ve had a lot of help and support throughout this,” Martinez said. “Today, I’m happy to pay it forward as this van will help a lot of people.”

 

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2019 firerescue1.com. All rights reserved.