Doctoral student studies health effects of 9/11 firefighters’ parents

Nurse studies effects of World Trade Center tragedy on parents of firefighters who perished

The Plain Dealer: Doctoral student Fran McGibbon recently studied the health effects of 9/11 on the parents of firefighters who died in the terrorist attack. “People focused on spouses and children after 9-11,” she said. “When I went to several New York City firemen funerals and witnessed the level of heartache and tragedy, I was very touched by it. Their parents always struck me as an example of people that experienced such terrible tragedy but were forgotten about in the aftermath.”