Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:56 AM
My husband (a 9/11 survivor) told me that he had a Hillary dream
last night. He was back in the FDNY, and Hillary Clinton came to visit a firehouse that he was frequently detailed to after 9/11, due to the number of losses they had suffered. "I admire you very much," was all he could say to Hillary. He knew in the dream that she wasn't president because he also wanted to tell her how sorry he was.
For the record, Senator Clinton secured funding for medical monitoring for all the first responders who were not eligible for medical programs due to the way the original funding legislation was written and the unusual nature of their post 9/11 illnesses. She also worked with pharmaceutical companies to provide expensive medication at cost. “They didn’t leave anybody behind. We’re not leaving them behind.”
Not everyone is aware of Hillary's record for fighting the good fight in her long life of public service. My husband was assailed at a middle school football game in October by a woman who angrily berated him. “How dare you wear that button with that shirt?’ It was a Hillary button and an FDNY hoodie.
My husband is still alive and my family is not bankrupt due to Hillary’s efforts. When I explained this to a Trump supporter at work, he told me that if Hillary had not fought for the program, somebody else would probably would have done it. Who exactly?
My husband, long retired from the FDNY due to 9/11 related disability, drives an Uber to keep busy, stay engaged with the world, and earn a bit of money. The thing that annoys him most are the people who, wanting to talk politics, assume he’s a Trump supporter because of his age, race, and gender.(No, because he's working...)
He fought hard as a UFA union delegate for a Hillary for Senate endorsement way back in 2000 at the time of her first senate run. He’s been with her, and he’s still with her. And that’s probably one of the reasons why, after 38 years, I’m still with him.