#OurGeneration #OurResponsibility: A Beneft for 9/11 First responders

Visionary Noise and the Houston Free Thinkers present:

#OurGeneration #OurResponsibility

A benefit for 9/11 First Responders

Sept 7 2013 at Mangos (403 westheimer)

$8 8pm

Feat:
Gio Chamba/ Facetime/
Eric Todd/ Wayword/ Flcon Fcker

also featuring comedians!

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First Responder info:

After the attacks of 9/11/01 thousands of soldiers, cops, firefighters and volunteers went into NYC to help with rescue efforts. These first responders were told by the Environmental Protection Agency that the air was safe to breathe and they were ok to go in.

Since that time,thousands of first responders have died from cancer and other illnesses that are directly related to the toxic air breathed in on 9/11/01.

John Feal
Founder and PresidentDirector of the Zadroga Bill

On September, 12th 2001 John and his team of Construction Demolition experts were called to Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan to aid in the cleanup & recovery mission. The greatest City in the world needed expert hands to remove twisted steel, rubble and debris from atop the thousands of people thought to be lost underneath. Having no hesitation, John rushed down to direct his team. Tragically, on Day 5 of the mission John became the mission. While supervising his team roughly 8,000 pounds of Steel came loose from the huge pile and crushed his left foot. After 11 weeks in the hospital Doctors amputated half of John’s left foot. John went through years of surgeries and innumerable hours of therapy; as well as extensive stays in the hospital.

What John did next was true to his nature; he turned his personal drama into public success. He experienced hurdle after hurdle with medical bills, time lost from work, overtime not gotten and bills piling up. He heard the word ‘No’ too many times from Insurance Companies, Doctors, & Elected Officials, and John decided right then and there that no American, after serving honorably at Ground Zero for the good of our nation, should be treated like a junk yard dog looking for scraps. The irony is John’s own reputation closely resembles that same junk yard dog when a member of the US Senate or Congress pushes him aside. In the end it was Mr. Feal standing on the steps of US Congress with a new Law proudly and securely in his hands (http://www.fealgoodfoundation.com/board/)

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