Abe AborayaHealth Reporter / Special Project: ProPublica
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Abe Aboraya started writing for newspapers in High School. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe worked as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal. He comes from a family of health care workers.
Recent Stories from Abe Aboraya
The Town of Eatonville has denied a disability pension for a Pulse first responder with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The University of Central Florida is warning that scammers are trying to get personal information by claiming to represent one of the school’s research institutes.
A lawsuit ruling in favor of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts could result in the theme park operator getting a $1.2 million refund, according to Orange County’s property appraiser.
Pulse was one of the nation’s largest mass shootings, where 49 people died and at least 53 others were wounded. The invisible injuries to first responders represent another toll of the catastrophe.
Tom “Bull” Hill is walking from Key West to Tallahassee to try and change state laws for fire fighters with cancer. He started with one backpack and 87 patches of Florida firefighters who died from cancer. He now has three backpacks and the ashes of three firefighters who died – and will likely have a fourth backpack by the time he leaves Central Florida.
Florida Governor Rick Scott is expected to sign a bill Tuesday to expand workers’ compensation coverage for first responders.
Josh Vandegrift was just starting a 24-hour shift for the Cocoa Fire Department on Florida’s Space Coast when the call came in: A pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle about 100 yards from the station where he worked.
Update, March 5, 2018: The Florida Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that would provide lost wages to first responders disabled with PTSD. The Florida House passed the bill on Monday. It will now head to Gov. Rick Scott. A Florida bill to assist first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has found new life in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
“Nowadays, unfortunately, we do drills for this,” said Broward Health’s Dr. Evan Boyer.
Attorneys for a politically prominent Florida eye doctor say he may have committed Medicare fraud, but that doesn’t mean the federal government lost money.