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9/11 first responders face another health challenge in COVID-19

Arthur Lacker spent two-and-a-half years hauling debris from the World Trade Center site after 9/11, breathing in the toxic dust that would sicken tens of thousands of first responders. The East Meadow truck driver paid a stiff price for his work. Chronic asthma. Breathing difficulties. And a lung cancer diagnosis that required the removal of a portion of the left lobe of his lung. Read More : https://www.newsday.com/news/health/coronavirus/9-11-covid-first-responders-1.45454925

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John Feal, a 9/11 first responder, says contracting coronavirus was like “getting hit by a bus and then being backed up by that bus over and over again.” “[It] just makes me want to do more for others,” he says about helping get supplies for first responders.

John Feal, a 9/11 first responder, says contracting coronavirus was like “getting hit by a bus and then being backed up by that bus over and over again.” “[It] just makes me want to do more for others,” he says about helping get supplies for first responders. pic.twitter.com/0wWE9xnOBJ — New Day (@NewDay) May 1, 2020

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Coronavirus Finds WTC Responders, Survivors Especially Vulnerable

Among the scores of city civil servants who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic have been 9/11 World Trade Center cancer survivors like Det. Robert Cardona, who joined the NYPD in July 2001, just two months before the terrorist attacks. Read More : https://thechiefleader.com/news/news_of_the_week/coronavirus-finds-wtc-responders-survivors-especially-vulnerable/article_00df6452-863d-11ea-81cb-2f264440b82b.html

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9/11 FIRST RESPONDER ADVOCATE, JOHN FEAL, DONATED HIS PLASMA AFTER HIS OWN BATTLE WITH CORONAVIRUS

After the 9/11 attack, John Feal was a demolition supervisor at Ground Zero and was injured. First responders and people who were on site during 9/11 are frequently monitored for their health, and could be at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus. Read More : https://netny.tv/episodes/currents/9-11-first-responder-advocate-john-feal-plasma-coronavirus/

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Food delivered to Manhattan hospital and precincts by foundation, attorneys

Hundreds of lunch meals were delivered to health care providers at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan as well as five other hospitals treating COVID-19 patients and 14 police precincts around the city thanks to a first responder advocacy group and attorneys who represent the 9-11 first responder community Monday afternoon. The meals were delivered by the FealGood Foundation and attorneys from Barasch McGarry personally to nurses and health care workers at Mount Sinai’s Guggenheim Pavilion that services the emergency room […]

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9/11 advocate donates plasma after recovering from COVID-19

NEW YORK — There’s been a call for plasma donations from people who have recovered from COVID-19. John Feal, activist and founder of the Feal Good Foundation, answered that call. When Feal spoke to PIX11 earlier this month, he said he was diagnosed with the disease, but powered through and continued helping first responders from home. Read More : https://www.pix11.com/news/coronavirus/9-11-advocate-donates-plasma-after-recovering-from-covid-19

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FealGood Foundation asks 9/11 first responders to heed advice of experts, stay inside during COVID-19 outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak is hitting hard for Long Island 9/11 first responders who have underlying conditions. John Feal, from the FealGood Foundation, contracted the coronavirus and recovered, but says he is lucky to be alive. “Every bone in my body hurt, my skin hurt, I lost my smell, I lost my taste … fever and chills,” says Feal. Read More : http://longisland.news12.com/story/42010993/fealgood-foundation-asks-911-first-responders-to-heed-advice-of-experts-stay-inside-during-covid19-outbreak

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The second pandemic that awaits Covid-19 first responders

(CNN)As the daily death toll decreased for the first time in New York on April 5, many of us are bracing for the storm to end and hopeful for our lives to resume outside of our homes. The relief is not only that the threat may be peaking, or that we can stop disinfecting our groceries, but that our loved ones working on the front lines of this disaster will be out of harm’s way. I’m the daughter of a 9/11 first responder; […]

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John Feal Interviewed by News 12

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