Important People in Toms River

Dan Fagin
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Michael Gillick

Michael Gillick is one of the people living with cancer, a probable result of pollution in the area. Doctors suspect Michael's cancer started in utero. He has multiple medications he takes every day. He has constant issues with pain and fatigue. Between the cancer, and the side effects of the medication, he can do very little but simply survive. He speaks out against the polluters, and the governmental agencies who he feels lapsed in their duties to protect people.

Linda Gillick

Michael's mother, Linda Gillick, a former schoolteacher, became a vocal member of the community as her son grew up. For a while, she sat idly by, watching other people talk about cancer in the community. Eventually, she became a dogged opponent to local polluters and politicians. Although she did not consent to an interview for the book, she spoke off the record a few times...

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