George Martin

NFL Star walks from sea to shining sea to help 9/11 first responders

July 2, 2008

NFL Star George Martin tells Alex Jones about his journey walking across America raising millions of dollars to provide needed medical care for 9/11 first responders

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A Journey for 9/11: Supporting the Heroes of Ground Zero

'Journey for 9/11' supports rescuers

'Journey for 9/11' supports rescuers

By Michael Stetz
June 20, 2008

SAN DIEGO – His body is no stranger to punishment and grind. George Martin, after all, spent 14 years playing professional football. But at age 55, he put it to the test again. George Martin - Because people he considers to be true heroes are hurting.

The former New York Giants defensive end began walking across America eight months ago to raise money for rescue workers who rushed to ground zero on Sept. 11, 2001, and are now suffering myriad illnesses – including lung disease and post traumatic stress disorder.

One medical study showed that 70 percent of the 40,000 or so responders have suffered lung disease and other problems because of the dust and debris. One in five has lost lung capacity.

Some don't have adequate health or disability insurance, Martin said. Some were volunteers who took it upon themselves to go through the rubble and pitch in, however they could.