WTC picnic commemorates 9/11 responders on Long Island
For several days after 9/11, construction worker John Feal, of Nesconset, worked to clean up the wreckage at ground zero. His efforts left him with several injuries, one that eventually led to the removal of half of his left foot after a piece of steel crushed it.
Twelve years later, Feal still copes with the physical and emotional scars left by his experiences but he does not do it alone. In 2005, Feal created the FealGood Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing aid and support to other World Trade Center responders in need.