"After all, we told him he had won this battle from the many lives he had touched by sharing his three-year battle," he said in a statement. Thank you for giving us the time we had with him, that was a blessing. "
Alvarez came to the end of a lifetime of hospice care last week.
Alvarez pledged to fight for damages until the end
On 11 June, a fragile Alvarez headed to Washington with other officials to testify in a subcommittee of the judiciary worthy of a hearing to extend the police fund officers, firefighters, and other emerging workers who became ill after the birth of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks in 2001. That day he received ovations.
"Now I'm in a hospice, because (there) there is nothing else that doctors can do to fight cancer," Alvarez wrote in a Facebook post next week.
New Yorker O'Neill published a photo of Alvarez on Saturday with the message: "Our New York Police family and all 1
His power – physical, mental and emotional – has led us all, and we are vowing to "Never give up his inheritance," which is simply to make others do what is right. "
Detective Chief Dermot Sha said about Alvarez:" He is NYPD slogan, "Fidelis Ad Mortem" or "Detective Lu Alvarez has lost his battle with cancer related to 9/11. Inspiration, warrior, friend – we will carry his sword. "
" I did not want to be anywhere. Alvarez wrote last week that the decline in his health has nothing to do with the trip. t
t Washington. The organizers, however, stated that the trip was a struggle for first aid patients, like the former detective.
" You made me come here a day before my 69th chemotherapy cycle, and I will make sure you will never forget to take care of the September 11 officials, "he said." We were there with one mission and left after we finished this mission "he said," I've been in many places in this world and I've done a lot of things, but I can tell you I did not want to I'm nowhere else except Earth zero when I was there. "
He added," Now, when 9/11 diseases have taken away a lot of us, we're all worried about our children and our spouses and families if we're not here. "
" So now I rest and am in peace. I will continue to fight until the Lord decides it is time to write. "I will try to do some more interviews to keep the light of our struggle for the benefits of the VCF that we all are rightly worthwhile. Please pay attention to yourself and to everyone else. "
More than 12,500 cancer cases are diagnosed
But the first to spend weeks on the site , inhaling detrimental air blown from debris from the collapsed buildings – after New York and the federal authorities have them alias that it's safe – have been diagnosed with various debilitating diseases and cancers