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First Responder Confronts Kucinich on 9/11 Aid

Luke Rudkowski & Aaron Dykes / JonesReport | January 15, 2008


David Miller, a first responder suffering from Mesothelioma (related to asbestos exposure) confronted Congressman Dennis Kucinich to demand he do more to represent the dire needs of the some 50,000 rescue workers sick and dying from exposure to toxic air at ground zero.

Kucinich pointed out that he has been part of previous hearings on the subject, but agreed to have a private meeting with the 9/11 Health Advocacy Group, the Feal Good Foundation and to address the critical issues related to 9/11 health.

Miller is one among many who struggles with not only his health, but the associated costs of medication and living expenses (while being too sick to work), all without financial assistance from any official agencies, local or federal.


One of the biggest barriers for first responders has been the refusal to recognize their conditions as officially correlated with ground zero air conditions, despite a clear cover-up on the part of the EPA, the White House and the Mayor’s Office in New York.

Mayor Bloomberg has since refused to acknowledge that a number of first responders died of ground zero-related illnesses. When former NYPD Detective James Zadroga died, Bloomberg stated that he “was not a hero”-- alleging that Zadroga's death was not due to lung illness but drug abuse. He has since apologized.

The denial of status has been one critical factor preventing the many suffering from receiving any official aid, pensions, medical benefits, or etc. Miller hopes Kucinich will be able to help change that.

In the meantime, the Feal Good Foundation and intend to continue assistance efforts on their own. On February 16th, the groups will hold a money bomb in hopes that they can raise $1 million in a one-day benefit.

David Miller's health has drastically worsened since his confrontation with Kucinich-- his cancer has spread from his lungs to his neck and head. The doctors don't give him long to live. Miller has now been hospitalized.

The need for funds for the sick and dying 9/11 First Responders is great since the government denies them disabilities. Many First Responders are left without a choice: the high costs of medication without being able to work has left many first responder families in poverty.

If people can raise and spend millions of dollars on an election campaign, why can't we raise enough to save our heroes-- or at least $1 million towards making their situation a little bit better. The money provided will go to first responders, medical costs and living expenses that are dearly needed as soon as it can be raised.

The 9/11 First Responders gave their lives and well-being for people they didn't even know-- people who could have been you and yours. They did it for our country; why, then, can't we get them the proper medication and treatment they need?

Send a message to the world and show that Americans will take care of their own, while the government sits back and does nothing. After all, it is our duty to stand up for those who boldly took action during our nation's worst attack-- and are now suffering for that courage. is sick of politics and has decided to help the emerging crisis in New York by reaching out to those who most deserve our help.


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