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.
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.