WASHINGTON – Luis Alvarez, who urged a Home panel to reauthorize funding for 9/11 first responders final week, has entered hospice care in his battle with most cancers.
On Wednesday morning, Alvarez, a retired New York Police Division detective and 9/11 first responder, introduced on Fb that he had entered hospice care.
“Whats up everybody, ‘I’m nonetheless right here and nonetheless combating.’ I simply needed to let you understand, what’s going on with me. Since you could have been with me on this three 12 months journey. I’m now in hospice, as a result of there’s nothing else the docs can do to combat the most cancers.”
He defined that “It had nothing to do with my journey to DC, that was simply coincidence. The day after my journey I used to be scheduled for chemo, however the nurse observed I used to be disoriented. A couple of exams later they realized that my liver had utterly shut down due to the tumors and wasn’t cleansing out the toxins in my physique and it was filling up with ammonia, therefore the disorientation.”
In consequence, “Now I’m resting and I’m at peace. I’ll proceed to combat till the Good Lord decides it’s time.”
On June 11, Alvarez, former “Every day Present” host Jon Stewart and different advocates, testified earlier than Congress to name for the reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF). The fund created after 9/11 helps pay for medical and financial losses on account of the terrorist assaults. The fund is working out of cash and is being pressured to make drastic cuts to its funds to 9/11 victims and their households until it’s reauthorized.
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“Lower than 24 hours from now I might be beginning my 69th spherical of chemotherapy, yeah, you heard that appropriately…I can’t stand by and watch as my buddies with most cancers from 9/11 like me are valued lower than anybody else,” Alvarez testified.
Alvarez’s Fb web page has common updates on his most cancers therapy and advocacy on behalf of 9/11 first responders. In a submit on Could 29, Alvarez discusses his 68th spherical of chemotherapy therapy.
“I’ve been doing loads of analysis for dietary supplements for liver most cancers, simply in case I made a decision to cease doing chemo. After 68 rounds I’m not getting the outcomes I believe I ought to,” he wrote.
The day after Alvarez and Stewart spoke, laws to completely reauthorize the fund handed the Home Judiciary Committee. It now goes to consideration by the complete Home. It’s unclear if it’s going to go the Republican-controlled, Senate, although. Jon Stewart has been vocal in his criticism of Majority Chief Mitch McConnell, accusing him of utilizing the 9/11 first responders as a “political pawn” somewhat than transferring quicker to go the reauthorization laws.
McConnell, for his half, stated in a Fox Information interview final Monday that “there isn’t any approach we can’t deal with this downside appropriately. Now we have up to now. We are going to sooner or later.”
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