Foundation presents sons of slain EMT with large donation

There was a special honor on Thursday night for the family of an EMT who was killed in New York City last month.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation presented a check for more than $200,000 to Yadira Arroyo's five sons, at a gala at the One World Trade.

Donations poured in from 37 states and the UK, after Arroyo was run over by an allegedly drugged man who stole her ambulance in the Bronx.

Also, noted artist Scott Lobaido finished up a portrait of Arroyo that the foundation commissioned him to create for her sons.

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A man accused of crushing a fire department medic to death under the wheels of a stolen ambulance told reporters Friday he'd done nothing wrong, while his lawyer said he was mentally ill and didn't act intentionally.


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