The Future Is Now

Responders and New York Residents -

are suffering with 9/11 Related Health Problems…and they need our support Now.

It’s up to us, to change the world.

9/11 responder John Feal shares how he feels after comedian and activist Jon Stewart slammed Congress during a hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund. #CNN #News

People from all walks of life responded when the towers fell in 2001…

Today Responders & Others are suffering with 9/11 related Cancers.

Organizations like the World Trade Center Health Program (WTC) exist to learn about and record such instances; they have discovered that nearly 10k people have been effected with 9/11 cancers and other ailments due to the toxic dust.

Politicians have had years to stand by these people but have so far failed#EpicFail

It’s up to us to “answer the call” by doing the right thing through our support and raising awareness. John Feal and Jon Stewart are perfect examples of what it means to stand up for what’s right. The FealGood Foundation is fighting to make sure that: No Responder Is Left Behind.

9/11 Related HISTORY

Obviously, 9/11 was prominent in the news for years…

Recently, though, it’s been getting a whole lot more attention due to all the people who are sick coming to light.

Unfortunately, those who respond to life’s most dangerous situations, face suffering years after. This second fact comes directly from the World Trade Center Health Program. The World Trade Center Health Program was started by Mount Sinai Hospital. The program exists to treat and document all 9/11 related illnesses in the people who were working at or living near the Ground Zero area.

“Recent studies, including those authored by Mount Sinai researchers, have documented the persistence of physical and mental health problems experienced by 9/11 responders and volunteers. Some of the problems experienced by responders are: upper and lower respiratory and gastrointestinal problems, musculoskeletal disorders, mental health conditions, as well as various types of cancer. These studies have reinforced the fact that responders require continuous medical care and long-term follow up.” - Mount Sinai - World Trade Center Health Program

"What an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to. Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders, and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress." #ABCNEWS

The Senate Majority Leader committed to an August Senate vote on a bill that would extend funding for 70 years, with the House vote set for July. " Subscribe to NBC News: " Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. #NBCNEWS


Brief History of WTC Health Program in their own words:

“Mount Sinai’s history caring for 9/11 responders began in the immediate aftermath of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Recognizing the serious nature of the environmental exposures at Ground Zero, Mount Sinai physicians, in partnership with experts at regional occupational medicine clinics as well as with affected stakeholder organizations, developed a medical screening program to evaluate the health of 9/11 responders. Medical evaluations began within weeks of September 11th at the Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The Center, a New York State occupational health center of excellence, had nearly 20 years’ experience examining workers exposed to pollutants such as asbestos, lead, and silica. Today there are four locations which have since been renamed the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health. In April 2002, Mount Sinai received federal funding to establish the WTC Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program, and examinations began in July 2002. A Mount Sinai-led clinical consortium of occupational health experts conducted examinations throughout the tristate area, and a national program was set up for those outside the area. In December 2010, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was enacted, provided funding for five years for monitoring, screening, and treatment services for WTC responders and survivors (community members) at designated Clinical Centers of Excellence. A reauthorization bill was passed in December 2015, extending the WTC Health Program for 75 more years.” - WTC Health Program, Mount Sinai


Here’s what The Center For Disease Control (CDC) says about WTC Health Program:

“The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program offers high-quality, compassionate healthcare to those directly affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks. The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the WTC and related sites in New York City, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, and survivors who were in the New York City disaster area. Providing medical monitoring and treatment for emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers, and volunteers who helped at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This group is known as Responders. The Program also provides initial screenings and treatment to those who were present on the day of the attacks or who worked, lived, or went to school in the New York City disaster area on September 11th or the months that followed. This group is known as Survivors. The WTC Health Program was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. In 2015, the Program was reauthorized until 2090.” - Center For Disease Control (CDC)

Former 9/11 first responders Gerard Fitzgerald and Jake Lemonda on how comedian Jon Stewart blasted lawmakers for skipping a 9/11 victims fund hearing. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. #FOXNEWS

Comedian and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart visited Capitol Hill to fight for a permanent bill that would provide 9/11 first responders and their families with financial assistance. #CNN #News

The Response To Helping 9/11 First Responders

The James Zadroga: 9/11 Health & Compensation Act

America was attacked and people from all over the globe answered “The Call” to help.

Unfortunately, responding came with a heavy price. Even though The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 is a U.S. law that exists to provide health monitoring and financial aid to the first responders. The system is far from perfect and still faces threats from funding issues and people falling through the cracks of this government run health system. People are being saddled with huge medical bills that they should be getting compensated for but this often takes years. Due to this fact, members of the WTC program face costly bills while seeking treatment and relief of their very serious health problems. The number of Responders and Civilians who have died since 9/11 is expected to surpass the 2,977 who died on 9/11/2001 very soon.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund:

Today, victims of 9/11 are facing a daunting reality

Funding for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is due to cease in 2020, leaving thousands of people enduring various 9/11 related challenges to face it alone. John Feal of FealGood Foundation and public figure Jon Stewart have joined forces to advocate for 9/11 victims, even imploring Congress to act before time runs out. Victims of 9/11 need YOUR help to raise awareness for this important issue.

Sign The Petition To Show Your Support!

Please sign this petition started by FealGood Foundation to U.S. House of Representatives

Jon Stewart isn't joking when it comes to getting the proper funding to help 9/11 responders and their families who continue to deal with the lingering damage from America's most horrific terrorist attack. The former "Daily Show" host told "America's Newsroom" those still suffering for their heroic actions "deserve our attention."

House Judiciary hearing on extending the September 11 victim compensation fund for first responders and others who experienced health problems after the attacks in 2001. Witnesses include victims and Jon Stewart who has been outspoken on the issue. #THEGUARDIAN

How Did We Get Here?

Construction began on The Twin Towers aka The World Trade Center (WTC) in the 1960’s in New York City. A man named Minoru Yamasaki started the project in 1962 with the belief that the buildings would inspire faith, pride and optimism in the hearts of Americans. By 1964, he composed the first drawings of the towers and within a couple of years, construction on the towers officially began. The people involved with it’s construction encountered issues right off the bat. The Twin Towers ascended despite the challenges faced by it’s builders. The North Tower was complete by 1971 and The South Tower was done by 1973. The World Trade Center’s Official Opening Date: April 4, 1973

No one could have predicted that just 28 years later they would be gone…

A Terrorist Dies

On the evening of May 1, 2011, former President Barack Obama took to his podium and announced that finally - Osama Bin Laden had been found, “hiding” in Pakistan. After resisting arrest, he was shot and killed by U.S. Special Forces.

“In a late-night appearance in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama declared that “justice has been done” as he disclosed that American military and C.I.A. operatives had finally cornered Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, who had eluded them for nearly a decade. American officials said Bin Laden resisted and was shot in the head. He was later buried at sea.” - NEW YORK TIMES

The Terror Lives On…

While the man behind the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001 has finally been brought to justice, the legacy of pain and terror he left behind lives on. Not only in the hearts, minds and spirits of the loved ones of those lost - but also in the health of our people. Responders and others continue to suffer due to the events of 9/11/01.

9/11 first responders met Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, who they say committed to holding a vote on fully funding the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The first responders spoke to reporters after the meeting. #CBSNEWS

It's been nearly two decades since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, and many first responders continue to suffer dire health consequences from exposure to hazardous materials at the disaster sites. Meanwhile, Congress still struggles with how to compensate them, as allocated funding runs dry. #PBSNEWS

Big News: Toxic 9/11 Dust linked to cancers…

“Nearly 10k have cancer due to toxic 9/11 dust” - NY POST

The effects of September 11, 2001 persist…

This horrifying fact comes directly from the World Trade Center Health Program and is discussed in multiple sources including The New York Post.

To be exact, WTC Health Program states:

“9,795 first responders, downtown workers, residents, students and others with cancer deemed 9/11-related.” - WTC Health Program Statistics



CDC/WTC Health Program

CNN Article - September 11 Fast Facts


CDC/WTC Health Program Statistics 

The Effects Of 9/11

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Following this devastating attack, people had a hard time “registering” in their brains…that where the towers once stood, now remained a crumbled pile of twisted metal and random things strewn about. The sound of chirping filled the air and ears of anyone nearby in the days after the attack. Not the chips of birds, but of Fire Fighters locator equipment going off in the rubble. The shock of it all, was almost indescribable. Yet thousands of people made their way down to the site of the attack, searching for surviving victims or just looking for ways to help out. It took nine full months for responders and volunteers to cleanup the pile, and more than 12 years for the US Government to construct a new, single, World Trade Center. The utmost respect was taken in searching for missing people. GPS was used to track each and every remain ever found at the site.

The terrorists accomplished their goal - they broke America’s heart and utterly boggled our minds…but they could never, ever break our spirit.

People like John Feal & Jon Stewart are great examples of such spirit, and epitome of what we should all do…

What’s right.


Jon Stewart was not the only one to get a standing ovation in a House hearing room today. 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez got a standing ovation too, the day before his 69th chemotherapy treatment. " Subscribe to MSNBC: MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. #MSNBCNEWS