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Widow of Fallen FDNY Chief Wants Donation Money to Go to 'Another Hero in His Name'

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    Fiona Fahy said that she wants any money donated in her husband's name to the Tunnels to Towers foundation to go to building homes for wounded veterans. Marc Santia reports. (Published Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016)

    What to Know

    • Fiona Fahy, the wife of fallen FDNY chief Michael Fahy, wants donations in her husband's name to go to wounded veterans

    • The Tunnel to Towers foundation planned to help the Fahy family with the donations received in Michael's honor

    • Fahy's 11-year-old son threw out the first pitch prior to the start of Wednesday night's Mets gaqme

    Fiona Fahy is paying it forward to veterans in need.

    The widow wants any money donated in her husband's name to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to be put towards building homes for wounded veterans.

    "We believe that it would be a fitting tribute to our Mike," she said. "To raise funds for another hero in his name."

    The foundation has helped firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty by paying off mortgages for their widows.

    Mets Honor Fallen FDNY Chief as Son Throws 1st Pitch

    [NY] Son of Fallen FDNY Chief Michael Fahy Throws 1st Pitch at Mets Game
    There was an emotional start to Wednesday night's National League Wild Card playoff game in Queens. Prior to the game, the Mets honored fallen FDNY Deputy Chief Michael Fahy with a moment of silence. His 11-year-old son Michael then threw out the ceremonial first pitch as his family watched from the field. The Mets also presented his family with a jersey with Fahy's name and the number 19 on the back. Fahy was the chief of the 19th battalion firehouse in the Bronx. He was killed last week when he was hit by falling debris during a house explosion in the Bronx.
    (Published Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016)

    Michael Fahy was struck and killed by falling debris from a drug house explosion in the Bronx Sept. 27. He was the chief of the 19th battalion FDNY firehouse in the Bronx. 

    Fahy was recognized with a moment of silence prior to the start of Wednesday night's Mets game, where his 11-year-old son Michael threw out the first pitch as the rest of the family watched from the field. 

    "It was just really incredible to see my kids genuinely smile," Fiona said.

    Firefighters attended the game to see how their chief would be remembered. They left early to respond to emergencies, putting others before themselves — much like Fahy's wife.

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