Former ‘The Daily Show’ host, Jon Stewart, retired FDNY Deputy Chief, Richard Alles and 9/11 victim advocate, John Feal have been fighting for 17 years to help first responders and other victims of exposure to toxins at Ground Zero to get the help with their catastrophic illnesses through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCR), which will run out of money before 2020 unless Congress votes to renew the bill. 40% of those receiving benefits from the VCR are struggling with two or more illnesses.
Alles describes a 46-year-old man who had died that morning from what he describes as the “cancers on steroids,” from which he’s seen so many suffer and Feal says that the number of people dying of “government certified 9/11 cancers” will soon eclipse the number of those who died that day from senseless violence.
I was there, having lived near the corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane for 8 years and I can tell you that the toxic brew in those three-foot drifts of pyroclastic dust was the nastiest substance that I’ve ever breathed and it is smell than none of us will ever forget. I didn’t know that I was eligible for such a healthcare plan till I saw this and I’ll be looking into it.
9/11 is what made me start this blog and the more I see the Mainstream Media lie about everything except in rare moments, like this, the more I feel like I have to keep doing what I’m doing.