The Digital Journalist
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Vito Valenti, a former labor union official who volunteered on 9/11, now suffers from pulmonary fibrosis. He has to sleep in a chair and must use oxygen constantly until he receives a double lung transplant. Vito must take numerous prescription medications. At home in Elmont, N.Y., 3/5/2007.