Fight Continues To Replenish 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- They're not giving up and they're not taking "no" for an answer.

More than 20 9/11 first responders are back in Washington on Wednesday to lobby for a replenished victims compensation fund.

Retired firefighter Rob Serra has made nearly 20 of these trips.

His first day as a New York City firefighter was Sept. 11, 2001. Now, the 39-year-old is facing the consequences. 

"I have nodules on my thyroid and my lymphnodes, I have GERD, sleep apnea," Serra said. With an explosion of cancers, he knows it could be worse. "We're all just waiting for the other shoe to drop."