Bush May Meet with Son of 9/11 Responder

The son of the 9/11 first responder who died last week of a respiratory illness may get his wish and meet President Bush.

Cesar Borja, Jr. -- the son of the 9/11 first responder who died last week of a respiratory illness -- may get his wish and meet President Bush.

A White House spokesman says the president is hoping to arrange a meeting when he is in the city this week. Tomorrow, the president will be speaking at the Association for a Better New York.

Cesar Borja, a retired police officer died last Tuesday of pulmonary fibrosis. He passed away just hours before his son attended the State of the Union Address as a guest of Senator Hillary Clinton.

Clinton sent the president a letter yesterday, urging him to meet with Borja. The 21-year-old wants the president to authorize more funding for the treatment of sick world trade center first responders.

Republished with permission of NY1.

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