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Facebook Live events on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program for 9/11 responders and survivors

September 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Ben Chevat, 9/11 Health Watch, (301) 922-5034 ben.chevat@911healthwatch.org
John Feal, FealGood Foundation, (516) 901-7427 Feal13@aol.com
Press Inquiries on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Nicole.Navas@usdoj.gov

September 7, 2017

Facebook Live events on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and
World Trade Center Health Program for 9/11 responders and survivors

NEW YORK CITY, NY – The 9/11 Health Watch, along with The FealGood Foundation and The FealGood Education & Outreach Program, are hosting two Facebook Live events to promote assistance for all responders and survivors affected during September 11, 2001.

When: Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8 both at 11:00 a.m.
How you can watch: Live on the 9/11 Health Watch Facebook page

“Please, if you were there, reach out and contact us and get the help you deserve. The health challenges from this unprecedented event are real, lasting and deadly. Thankfully there are professionals to guide you through the process,” John Feal, of the FealGood Foundation and the FealGood Education and Outreach Program said.

Responders and volunteers who were injured or made ill at Ground Zero, the Pentagon or the Shanksville crash site on 9/11 should tune in, along with lower Manhattan survivors — residents, students and workers who were in the area on and/or after 9/11 who were also injured or made ill.

“Far too many injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors are still dealing with the impact of the toxins from Ground Zero, but do they not know about the help that is available to them through the programs created by the Zadroga Act, the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund,” said Benjamin Chevat, Executive Director of 9/11 Health Watch Inc. “We hope they learn there is help.”

Additional Event Details

The Thursday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. (30 minutes) event will feature the Special Master of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, Rupa Bhattacharyya. The focus will be on explaining how the compensation fund works, who may qualify and where to go for more information.

The Friday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. (30 minutes) event will focus on World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical treatment and medical monitoring for 9/11-related conditions for responders and survivors. Dr. John Howard, WTC Health Program Administrator, will answer common questions that responders and survivors have related to the program. This medical assistance is available not only in the New York Metropolitan area but across the country. Anyone who thinks they may qualify, or who knows someone who may qualify should tune in.

Common Facebook Live Questions

  • How do I watch Facebook Live? Simply RSVP by clicking on the links for each date: Sept. 7 Facebook Live RSVP and Sept. 8 Facebook Live RSVP. Once you’ve successfully RSVP’d through your Facebook page, you’ll automatically receive a Facebook notification a few minutes before the event starts. Simply click on the notification and you’re set. If you don’t want to RSVP, you can also visit the 9/11 Health Watch Facebook page at 11 A.M. on Sept. 7 and 8. The top post on the page will include a link to the Facebook Live event.
  • How can I share information about the events on my Facebook page? The 9/11 Health Watch Facebook page has several posts about the events. Please share any of these posts with your Facebook friends to help us get the word out. To share a post, click “share” at the bottom of the post. A pop-up box will show up. Feel free to write something about the event. Then, click “post.” You’ve now shared the event on your Facebook wall, which ensures your friends will see it.
  • I can’t watch the event live. Will there be a way to watch the event once it’s over? Yes. We will post the full program on the 9/11 Health Watch Facebook page, the The FealGood Foundation Facebook page and The FealGood Education & Outreach Program Facebook page  shortly after the event. Please feel free to share the video once it is posted.

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