Jon Stewart Speaks For Mesothelioma Cancer Workers

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Comedian Jon Stewart is showing another one of his great wonderful personalities by joining the victims of Asbestos Exposure at a rally, in order to lend his powerful voice so that the "
James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act" could be renewed, if not extended indefinitely by Congress. And if you recall back on Sept. 11, 2001 the twin towers came down after a vicious attack by Muslim Jihadists using commercial airplanes as missiles to plunge into the towers, and subsequently bringing them down. But what may have passed you by is the fact that those 2 huge buildings were built using well over 400 tons of materials that had plenty of Asbestos in them. And when those 2 buildings came down after being burned, then all that toxic material became a powdery substance and was flying in the air for months. And so those first, 2nd., 3rd. responders along with all those brothers and sisters living around the area, were all fully exposed to Asbestos and Mesothelioma. And now the funding for examination, healing, medication, research and treatments will expire soon, leaving over 70,000 people, and growing, to fend for themselves while dealing with Cancer. Here Is The Full Story Below About How Jon Stewart Speaks For Mesothelioma Cancer Workers - From

Comedian Jon Stewart turned serious this week when he joined a group of almost 200 police, fire and rescue workers in Washington D.C., lobbying Congress to renew the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that will expire soon.

The Health and Compensation Act provides benefits to first responders and residents sickened by the toxic air and smoldering debris following the historic terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City 14 years ago.

Of particular long-term concern is a belief by medical professionals that the incidence of cancers, such as malignant pleural mesothelioma caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers, will skyrocket in the future.

Stewart, former host of "The Daily Show," has been a longtime, vocal supporter of first responders and their future health. He played an active role in lobbying when Congress originally passed the Zadroga Act in 2010.

Stewart's appearance Wednesday on Capitol Hill brought considerable attention to the issue and opened doors that might otherwise have been closed.

"Jon's presence made all the difference in the world for us this week," John Feal, president of the FealGood Foundation, a prominent first-responders advocacy group, told "To thank him, I said I would mow his lawn for the next 20 years. But this wasn't his first rodeo. He's been with us for a long time."
Jon Stewart Has Always Supported First Responders

Feal introduced Stewart on Wednesday at a rally of supporters outside the Capitol. Feal was alongside Stewart when they met with U.S. Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. They also met with staffers from the office of Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Graham already had left for California, where he was part of the Republican Party presidential debates Wednesday. Stewart also attended the Senate democratic caucus lunch in the Capitol.

"I'm confident that if a bill had been on the floor this week, it would have passed. The support is there," said Feal, who doesn't expect passage until late October or November.

More than 150 lawmakers already have signed to co-sponsor the 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act (HR, 1786, S. 928), which was introduced in spring. It would include continued economic compensation for those who were harmed, as well as lifetime medical treatment and monitoring.

The original $4.2 billion Zadroga Act in 2010 included the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
70,000 People Being Treated or Monitored

The health program currently has more than 70,000 patients receiving care or monitoring. It expires in October, although there is funding to continue into 2016. The Compensation Fund, which includes anyone diagnosed with a disease linked to 9/11, expires October 2016.

Stewart and the other lobbyists are asking for passage of the Reauthorization Act, which includes a "permanent extension" that would provide indefinite funding for health care and future compensation claims.

The proposal will be debated and refined in the coming weeks before going to Congress for a vote. The biggest issue likely will involve end points and limits, which the original bill included.

Skeptics believe an indefinite extension leaves too much room for fraud and abuse. And with the federal government almost $20 trillion in debt, Congress may agree.

According to the Victim Compensation Fund's latest report, all 50 states have at least a few individuals receiving compensation benefits. There are more than 15,000 claims for compensation already approved.

More than 2,600 people died in the original attack when radical Islamic terrorists hijacked two commercial jets and crashed them into the Twin Towers, causing the ensuing chaos and the toxic cloud of carcinogenic materials that hovered over Lower Manhattan for weeks.

An estimated 400 tons of asbestos were used in building the Twin Towers, exposing thousands of first responders and residents to potentially serious health issues throughout the cleanup period.

Stewart told those gathered at the rally in Washington: "I'm embarrassed that you, after serving so selflessly, with such heroism, have to come down here and convince people to do what is right for the illnesses and difficulties that you have suffered," Stewart told the crowd. "I want to apologize to all the men and women, the first responders."

Feal, a U.S. Army veteran and demolition supervisor, said he and several other advocates will be returning to Washington D.C. in October to continue their lobbying efforts. He is hoping Stewart returns alongside them.

"He has an open invitation," Feal said. "We could use him."


Just To Show You How So Many Have Suffered And Died While Others Are Still Suffering, Here Is One Very Sad Story About One Of The Many Thousands Of Victims Of The 9/11 Attack And Asbestos Exposure Thereafter:


( Remember, those buildings were said to have been found to have asbestos in them…  makes perfect sense that so many have lost their lives since that day…  /dt )
Washington (AFP) – A survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York who was featured in one of the most haunting photographs of the outrage has died of stomach cancer. She was 42.
The family of Marcy Borders first announced her death Monday on Facebook.
Borders, who was 28 at the time of the attacks, was just one month into a job for Bank of America in one of the Twin Towers.
As one of the towers collapsed, she took refuge in a nearby office building, where AFP photographer Stan Honda took a haunting photo of her completely covered in a thick layer of ash, which earned her the moniker “The Dust Lady.”
The air appeared heavy and a distraught Borders was shrouded in a cloud of dust and backlit by an eerie yellow luminescence.
“I can’t believe my sister is gone,” her brother Michael Borders wrote on Facebook, asking for people’s prayers.
Her cousin Elnardo Borders wrote: “My emotions are all over the place right now.”
He later wrote: “She @ peace now!!!”
After the attacks, Borders spiraled into a decade-long deep depression and alcohol and drug abuse, though she eventually recovered.
She lost her job at Bank of America, where she ignored repeated offers of a transfer.
She spent much of her time sequestered in her two-room flat, in one of the poorer parts of Bayonne, a bedroom community in New Jersey over the bridge from Manhattan.
– ‘I still live in fear’ –
Something inside of her had died on that fateful day.
“I still live in fear. I can’t think about being there, in those targets, the bridges, the tunnels, the (sub­way) stations,” she told AFP in a whisper in a March 2012 interview.
“The father of my daughter took her ; I can’t take care of myself, so I can’t take care of her.”
Her fridge was empty, and her television had long turned silent.
“I used to watch TV a lot, the TV was never off,” she said.
“But now I fear that what happens in Jerusalem will happen here. All that violence… so I leave it off.”
Borders was relying on her mother for food at the time and said no one had contacted her in the months that followed the attacks and her photo was beamed around the world.
No aid organizations helped her and no one had told her that mental services were available for free for 9/11 survivors.
“I basically do nothing. I stay indoors ; I feel safe inside,” she said.
“I feel like I would have had to be killed in order for my daughter to get something.
“Sometimes, I think that you have to be the wife of a firefighter or a policeman to get money. It’s so depressing, sometimes you’re ready to kill yourself.”
Borders went into rehab in 2011, and has said that news of the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden helped her regain peace and recover from her trauma.
Her family said she had fought cancer for a year.
After her diagnosis, she suggested in interviews that her exposure to chemical pollutants emitted by the World Trade Center collapse likely had a role in her illness.
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