Tony M Twenty Years after 9/11, NJ responder Receives Lung Transplant

RWJBarnabas Health, performed the life-saving double lung transplant that Tony had been waiting for.

NBIMC Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program’s Dr. Gomez-Abraham Performs Double Lung Transplant Surgery Twenty years ago, ferry captain Tony Moyet watched the twin towers come down from his New York Waterway commuter Ferry. He shuttled survivors to safety that day and the next year and half ferried equipment and supplies and responders to the World Trade Center site. In 2017, he started finding it harder to walk and breathe and was soon diagnosed with COPD and using an oxygen tank 24/7 and was given 3-6 months to live. Doctors attributed his condition directly to his work at the site. He was designated a certified first responder and given 3-6 months to live. Then on July 4, 2021. Tony received what his doctors call a 4th of July Miracle, just 24 hours after getting on the waiting list Dr. Jesus Gomez-Abraham, Associate Director of Lung Transplant, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health, performed the life-saving double lung transplant that Tony had been waiting for.