American Hero Just Died At Age 59- Please Send Your Prayers

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Dean James AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS 

Ray Pfeifer, the beloved New York City firefighter who battled terminal September 11-related cancer for eight years is an American hero.

FDNY announced that Mr. Pfeifer passed away on Sunday. He was just 59 years old.

The retired firefighter contracted the illness after he spent eight months at the World Trade Center site in 2001 combing through the rubble to search for survivors, according to Fox 5 NY.

“Ray Pfeifer was a true fighter who bravely battled fires as a New York City Firefighter and fought tirelessly for all first responders who — like him — suffered from World Trade Center related illness. The entire FDNY family deeply mourns his loss,” Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro wrote on the FDNY Facebook page.

Fox News reports that Pfeifer fought to get the Zadroga Act passed in Congress, a law that guarantees medical care for 9/11 first responders. He earned a key to New York City last year for his work and dedication.

During his last few months of his life, Pfeifer pushed to have his name and other first responders who died from 9/11-related illnesses placed on the FDNY’s main Wall of Honor, according to PIX11 News. The wall contains names of 343 FDNY members who died during the 2001 terror attack.

“I feel that I’m being poisoned, and I’m dying, every single day, because of terrorism,” Pfeifer told PIX11 News.

Pfeifer was vocal about his battle with cancer, often posting updates on his social media. In January, he marked 2,610 days since his diagnosis.

“The facts — 2610 day’s of this f’n cancer and counting. But also 2610 day’s with family and friends!!!!!! Thanks,” Pfeifer wrote along with a photo.

“When he was a captain, he was thinking about his men and teaching his men. Even after, he was always the kind of guy who stood up for the company and his family and wanted the best for his men,” said Former Captain Richard Heffernan.

Ray Pfiefer- a hero of 9/11, gone but never to be forgotten.

Pfeifer’s wake will be held on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the East Meadow Fire Department.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at The Holy Family Church in Hicksville.

Rest in peace patriot.

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