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Thursday, May 06, 2004

9-11 Fund Relents In No Will Lesbian Survivor Case
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
(Washington, D.C.) For the first time the 9-11 Compensation Fund has recognized a same-sex partner who was not a legal heir.  

Like many couples Nancy Walsh and Carol Flyzik of New Hampshire never bothered to make wills.  The longer they were together the more they put it off.  There was always something more pressing. Both women were nurses with busy careers.  Over the years they raised three children, now adults.

But on Sept. 11, 2001 Flyzik, who worked for a pharmaceutical company, was aboard the Los Angeles-bound jet that was crashed into the World Trade Center.

When Walsh first applied to the Fund for compensation she was rejected because Flyzik left no will.  She appealed and this week the Fund recognized her as Flyzik's partner and heir.


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