Thursday, August 30, 2007

Three Cheers for John Feal!

It's not often that we here at Screw Loose Change and the "Truthers" agree about something. But John Feal gets saluted over at 9-11 Blogger and we're pleased to do the same.

In January, John Feal was ready to give his kidney to a perfect stranger. But they weren't a good match.

That bad news led to a series of events that will culminate this morning in a Manhattan hospital and potentially save not one life, but three.

The daisy chain started by Feal includes six surgeons who will conduct three simultaneous kidney transplants at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

Feal has started a foundation for first responders; the website is here. I make no recommendations about donations to the group; despite Feal's undeniable heroism in this instance, his charity is too new to be rated by Charity Navigator and the mission statement says they're more concerned with spreading awareness of the health issues from Ground Zero exposure than with assisting those who have health issues. It is certainly arguable that government entities should be providing that assistance, and the presence of the Fealgood Foundation may prod the government in that direction.

But Feal himself? The man's a certified hero.

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