Pennsylvania 9/11 first responder needs your help to get a new heart

  • Source: WHTM-TV ABC 27 Harrisburg
  • Published: 09/06/2022 12:00 AM

You may not know the name Terry Shaffer, but we’ll always remember what he and his crew did when Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. Terry, now 66 years old, was the Shanksville Fire Chief on that fateful day in American history. Along with the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department, Terry was one of the first responders at the scene after Flight 93’s impact. He was also involved with forming the memorial. He was recognized for his leadership as fire chief and is now turning to his community for help. Friends and family of the former fire chief are launching a public fundraising campaign: Heart4Terry. The campaign hopes to help Terry to undergo a heart transplant as soon as possible. He was listed for a transplant in November at UPMC Presbyterian due to advanced heart failure.


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