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.”
“We were told the air was safe down there and it wasn’t…But you know what? That doesn’t matter because we would’ve went in anyway. Because that’s what we do.” Detective Luis “Lou” Alvarez makes a final plea for all those who fought and are still fighting as a result of 9/11. pic.twitter.com/yHrDQzDJ2X
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 20, 2019