4,166+: number of responders and survivors who have a certified 9/11 related cancer
John McNamara worked more than 500 hours on the pile. John was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2006 when his wife, Jennifer, was 4 months pregnant. John died in 2009.
He is survived by Jennifer McNamara and their son Jack.
John was part of the search and rescue operation for three weeks following the attack. He continued to work at the site twice a week until he retired in February, 2002. John suffers from PTSD, GERD, and heart problems.