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Firefighters work beneath the vertical struts of the World Trade Center's twin towers, in Lower Manhattan, following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Mark Lennihan/Associated Press hide caption

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Sept. 11 First Responder Fights On Behalf Of Others Who Rushed To Help

Demolition supervisor John Feal was working at ground zero 16 years ago when an 8,000-pound piece of steel crushed his foot. After being denied medical compensation, he became an advocate for others.

Firefighters work beneath the vertical struts of the World Trade Center's twin towers, in Lower Manhattan, following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Mark Lennihan/Associated Press hide caption

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Sept. 11 First Responder Fights On Behalf Of Others Who Rushed To Help

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