First responders to lobby in DC for extension of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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RIVERDALE -

A first responder from the Bronx is working to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which is set to expire next year.

The fund was created for first responders and survivors to pay for the cost of health care in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

On April 23, first responders with the FealGood Foundation are headed to Washington, D.C. to lobby to extend the fund.

One of those making the trip is Riverdale's Ivonne Sanchez, who was celebrating her 11th year as an EMT when 9/11 happened. She pulled bodies from the rubble and worked on identifying victims.

While she made it home that day, her exposure to toxic dust changed the course of Sanchez's life.

This past Sunday, the New York Knicks recognized Sanchez's work and awarded $5,000 toward the FealGood Foundation.

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