INDIANAPOLIS - You may remember her from "Good Morning America" when she saved the life of a dying firefighter and then married him in the middle of Times Square. Now, she's doing good in other ways.
The Now Indy’s Lauren Casey headed to the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) downtown to meet the very special woman, who you may remember if you’re a longtime fan of “Good Morning America.”
She had her wedding on Times Square – a magical wedding. But now she’s trading in that famous wedding dress for a completely different outfit, and it’s all for a good cause.
Back in 2001, viewers voted for the story of Peggy Abundiz and her firefighter love, Lorenzo.
"Lara Spencer knocked on our door,” Peggy recounted.
But their story wasn’t always a fairytale.
As a decorated firefighter, Lorenzo was used to fighting battles. But just 6 weeks after meeting Peggy, he was diagnosed with a different kind of battle.
“I had less than (a) 4-percent chance of survival. Peggy came through. Her smile got me through the most difficult times of my life,” Lorenzo said.
It’s a battle the couple has been fighting together all these years, and it’s a battle they are fighting for firefighters all across the nation.
"Mostly their cancer is caused by their jobs,” Lorenzo said. “You would think that they would get all of the support in the world. But they don't. It's sad."