Congratulations To The FealGood Foundation

By Jon Gold

John Feal and the FealGood Foundation are mentioned in the news a lot. It seems a lot of New York papers go to John for comments regarding the problems of the responders. However, this last week has been an outstanding exception. I have seen SEVERAL mentions of the FealGood Foundation in SEVERAL different news articles.

On 12/06/2007 in an article entitled, "Millstone Businessman Supports 9/11 Workers", it states:

"During his search to find a cause he could dedicate himself to, Grandich came across a group of people who gave of themselves to help others only to face sickness and death as a result - the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center first responders. Grandich learned of their plight from the Long Island-based FealGood Foundation, and immediately wanted to help."
John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation, said, "These people risked their lives without prejudice. There is no money in the world that is going to save their lives, but we can give them a little compassion and respect. We give them a safety and support system and give them hope."

Feal is a 9/11 first responder. He is one of the many injured at what he calls "The Pile." Feal has had to have his foot amputated and underwent months and months of therapy to recover from the ordeal. Like many 9/11 responders, he also suffers from breathing ailments as a result of his work at the site and can no longer work. Yet, in 2005, he started the FealGood Foundation to help those who are so much worse off than he is."
"Trinity Financial has two separate divisions - one that assists the average American and one to serve the unique needs of professional athletes," he said. "So, we have been blessed to have many athletes associated with the firm, and each of those men is happy to help the FealGood Foundation in whatever ways they can."
"Another member of Grandich's advisory board who has pledged to support FealGood is two-time Super Bowl winning New York Giant Lee Rouson."
"Those who would like to help the FealGood Foundation can send donations to FealGood Foundation, 144 Shenandoah Blvd., Nesconset, NY 11767.

To learn more about the organization, visit"
That particular story was also re-published here on 12/12/2007.

On 12/10/2007 in an article entitled, "Businessman Set To Walk Length Of Cape Cod For 9/11 Charity Fund", it states:
On Dec. 18 and 19, Jeffrey Liskov, 37, of Plymouth, a vice president at Fidelity Investments, will walk 100 miles, from Provincetown to Plymouth Rock, in hopes of raising at least $2,500 for the FealGood Foundation - a nonprofit charity founded in 2005 to aid sick or injured 9/11 rescue workers.
"He may be joined by the FealGood Foundation founder. John Feal, 41, of New York, was the supervisor of a demolition company when he responded to Ground Zero on Sept. 12, 2001. He was hospitalized for 11 weeks after a beam weighing several tons fell on his feet."
On 12/12/2007 in an article entitled, "Student Try To Help 9/11 Responders", it states:
"Freeman, a language arts and math teacher, said their effort is just getting started. Any more they raise will be donated to the FealGood Foundation, which helps the sick Sept. 11 responders."
"The students will be showing their presentation at Williamstown High School on Tuckahoe Road Thursday night. To make a donation directly, visit"
The people at the FealGood Foundation should be proud of the work that they've done. Only because of it, have you started to finally get the recognition and exposure you, and the first responders you are trying to help, deserve.

John, Anne Marie, Vito, Alan, Frank, Sean, Joe, and Glen. Congratulations, and keep up the good work.