The Five-0 Podcast

Episode #6 – John Feal – September 11th: Finding Justice for Ground Zero Workers

January 12, 2021 Randy Shrewsberry & Thomas Baker Season 1 Episode 6
The Five-0 Podcast
Episode #6 – John Feal – September 11th: Finding Justice for Ground Zero Workers
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The Five-0 Podcast
Episode #6 – John Feal – September 11th: Finding Justice for Ground Zero Workers
Jan 12, 2021 Season 1 Episode 6
Randy Shrewsberry & Thomas Baker

On this episode, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker talk with John Feal about his work ensuring 9/11 workers from Ground Zero receive the care and support they deserve. We discuss his foundation, The Feal Good Foundation, and the path that led him to his work. He tells us about his experiences as a worker at Ground Zero, the injury he sustained, his struggle with PTSD, his fight for legislation, and his current work to pass similar legislation for individuals exposed to burn pits through their military service.  

“John Feal (born November 13, 1966) is an American political activist and retired construction worker from Commack, NY, known for his advocacy on behalf of first responders to the September 11 attacks. In 2001, Feal was a demolition supervisor at Ground Zero when a falling steel beam landed on his foot. He developed gangrene, then sepsis, and eventually required partial amputation. As Feal's injury occurred just outside of a 96-hour window following the attack, he was denied compensation for the injury. The denial led to him becoming an advocate for 9/11 first responders. Feal founded the FealGood Foundation, dedicated toward lobbying members of the U.S. Congress to provide additional funding to 9/11 responders, as well as connecting responders with various resources. In 2019, Feal worked closely with comedian and fellow advocate Jon Stewart to lobby Congress for the renewal of a 9/11 victim's compensation fund. After Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee opposed motion for unanimous consent of the renewal, Feal and Stewart appeared in a viral segment on Fox News lambasting the Senators” (From John’s Wikipedia Page).  

If you would like to learn more and/or support his work please visit:  

https://fealgoodfoundation.com/ 

Follow him on Twitter @JohnFeal2  

Support the show (https://www.trainingreform.org/donate)

Show Notes

On this episode, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker talk with John Feal about his work ensuring 9/11 workers from Ground Zero receive the care and support they deserve. We discuss his foundation, The Feal Good Foundation, and the path that led him to his work. He tells us about his experiences as a worker at Ground Zero, the injury he sustained, his struggle with PTSD, his fight for legislation, and his current work to pass similar legislation for individuals exposed to burn pits through their military service.  

“John Feal (born November 13, 1966) is an American political activist and retired construction worker from Commack, NY, known for his advocacy on behalf of first responders to the September 11 attacks. In 2001, Feal was a demolition supervisor at Ground Zero when a falling steel beam landed on his foot. He developed gangrene, then sepsis, and eventually required partial amputation. As Feal's injury occurred just outside of a 96-hour window following the attack, he was denied compensation for the injury. The denial led to him becoming an advocate for 9/11 first responders. Feal founded the FealGood Foundation, dedicated toward lobbying members of the U.S. Congress to provide additional funding to 9/11 responders, as well as connecting responders with various resources. In 2019, Feal worked closely with comedian and fellow advocate Jon Stewart to lobby Congress for the renewal of a 9/11 victim's compensation fund. After Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee opposed motion for unanimous consent of the renewal, Feal and Stewart appeared in a viral segment on Fox News lambasting the Senators” (From John’s Wikipedia Page).  

If you would like to learn more and/or support his work please visit:  

https://fealgoodfoundation.com/ 

Follow him on Twitter @JohnFeal2  

Support the show (https://www.trainingreform.org/donate)