A FDNY hero who led his fellow firefighters out of the World Trade Center North Tower just before it collapsed, saving countless lives, has lost his battle with 9/11 related bone marrow cancer at age 51.  He had just recently received a bone marrow transplant after years of searching for a donor, and was hopeful that the procedure would lead to a recovery. 

Unfortunately, like so many 9/11 first responders who have contracted cancer (including multiple myeloma and other blood cancers) related to their service at Ground Zero, this particular cancer was too strong to beat in the end.  Please keep his family, and his fellow firefighters with similar conditions, in your prayers.