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9/11 First Responder Who Testified with Jon Stewart in Congress Enters Hospice Care

Luis Alvarez, who urged a House panel to reauthorize funding for 9/11 first responders last week, has entered hospice care in his battle with cancer.

On Wednesday morning, Alvarez, a retired New York Police Department detective and 9/11 first responder, announced on Facebook that he had entered hospice care.

“Hello everyone, ‘I’m still here and still fighting.’ I just wanted to let you know, what is going on with me. Since you have been with me on this 3 year ride. I’m now in hospice, because there is nothing else the doctors can do to fight the cancer.”

Read more at USA Today

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