9/11 FDNY first responder fighting cancer gets help to move around

  • Source: Manhattan.ny1
  • Published: 12/06/2017 06:12 PM

With uncertain steps Wednesday, FDNY EMT Sal Turturici accepted a gift that will make getting around a little easier. Suffering from liver cancer, the Staten Island father of three gets tired easily, and he says his new motorized wheelchair will give him a bit of his life back. "It'll let me do the right thing and make sure that I can hang out with my kids, and be with my kids, and do it all, and make memories," Turturici said. Turturici became an EMT just after 9/11. His first assignment: months of rescue and recovery work at the World Trade Center site. When he was diagnosed with terminal cancer two years ago, doctors said it was the result of all the time he spent there. A short time later, he met retired Firefighter Ray Pfeifer.


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