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Ron Paul and 159 Congress People Vote Against Healthcare for Sick 9/11 Heroes

The following names are the people in Congress that voted AGAINST helping the 9/11 1st Responders with health care. There are about 900 dead responders since the attacks 9 years ago, and tens of thousands more sick and dying. When everybody was running away from Ground Zero, these people were running in to save as many people as they can. The people on this list feel that we should not help them. Please adjust your voter ballots accordingly in November.

9/11 firefighter faces cancer: His vocal cords were harmed in surgery

9/11 firefighter faces cancer
His vocal cords were harmed in surgery

By RAY DUCKLER
Monitor staff

September 21, 2008 - 12:00 am

Bernie Cornell speaks in a raspy voice, without the boom it had before.

That was one of Cornell's trademarks, a voice that wrapped you in a bear hug, no matter the topic.

Cornell's thyroid cancer is the topic these days. And the potential connection between the Sept. 11 attacks and his illness. And his future as a lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department. He's based in Brooklyn.

Cornell, once a slugging third baseman at Merrimack Valley High and Plymouth State College, was diagnosed with cancer last spring, nearly seven years after he helped clean up the mess in lower Manhattan.

His thyroid was removed in June, leaving him cancer free. But his vocal cords were damaged during the surgery, leaving him with no voice, not even a whisper.

He can speak now, but Cornell remains out of work. The spirit and hand movements behind the voice and words are still there, but Cornell can't be a firefighter again unless he can communicate clearly. And there are no guarantees.

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Jenna Orkin, activist and founder, World Trade Center Environmental Organization, on Flashpoints

Tuesday April 29, 2008

On Flashpoints: Activists Lose Lawsuit Against EPA for Post 9-11 Health Disaster
Jenna Orkin, activist and founder, World Trade Center Environmental Organization
http://www.wtceo.org

(11:55 Minutes - 3.4 Meg)

http://www.flashpoints.net

George Soros Funds Healthcare for 9/11 First Responder

This is only a drop in the bucket, but it is telling that a billionaire is chipping in (as are alot of other good people -- through Jon Gold's and other people's fundraising efforts) because the government is failing the dying heroes.

The following press release was sent to me today:

George Soros Joins The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund To Provide Medical Treatment For 9/11 Workers

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 26, 2007
Contact: Amy Weil, OSI
Aweil@sorosny.org/212-548-0381

NEW YORK- George Soros, chairman and founder of the Open Society Institute, along with five other philanthropies joined forces today to help The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund create a 9/11 Neediest Medical campaign. Contributions to the campaign, which begins with more than $4 million, will provide treatment for uninsured workers and residents who have developed life-threatening diseases since the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.