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Sonstein Sunday – Continuing Our Efforts in Washington, D.C.

Retired FDNY Deputy Chief Rich Alles and Mike Barasch were interviewed on Q104.3 by Shelli Sonstein on Sunday. We discussed our efforts and strategy to extend the VCF. We are going back down to D.C. at the end of the month, and then again in June. We will continue these trips until Congress does the right thing.

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    Mike just went thru three days of reclassification denied

    We are sorry to hear, Sean. Please let us know if the decision changes so we can update your claim. Good luck!

    Thank you Michael! Great respect for you. I have a PetScan on May 16th. Thank you for all your help! I appreciate it as does my family.

    I can’t thank you enough Mr. Barasch and for Mr. Alles work on my behalf. Also, for all of us that suffer from different ailments from 9-11. Thank you for you and your teams hard work. I appreciate it, more than words can describe.

    Thomas Mandel

    To cut the VCF fund would be a tragedy to the thousands of first responders and volunteers that gave their lives and risked their well being to help and assist in the 911 rescue and clean up efforts. I am a retired NYPD Officer that was there at Ground Zero to help in the searchand rescue, and clean up efforts. I was recently diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. It would be a travesty of justice to truncate the monies that are funding the VCF, victims like myself and families of the victims of 911. When we went down there we didn’t hold back, we gave everything we had. We gave our ALL. Congress don’t hold out on us. VCF deserves 100% funding.

    Mike I’m happy we have you on our side I’ve got three cancers and I know you’ll be there for all of us thank you

    Please continue don’t let it be forgotten like the veterans and everything our elected officials don’t feel is important because it doesn’t serve them

    Can you send me information on how I can get in touch with all of the members in Congress regarding the extension of funding for The WTC Fund. The e-mail addresses and a sample letter would be most appreciative .I would also like to mail a personal letter as well.

    Thanks Michael. Hope they retro payments to those they cut!

    Keep fighting for us we were there when they needed us now we need them we are all getting sick I really hope that you understand this thank you again very much for your time please keep us all informed natal

    That was a great interview with Shelley sunstein keep up the great work that you’re doing for us and the 9/11 community I’ll be backing you up all the way through the end

    Thank you for your hard work very informative continuing your plate to help those that been effective and have paid the ultimate sacrifice we owe so much to you thank you

    It is truly unbelievable how promises change as time goes on. Please, don’t stop your efforts.

    Thanks Michael for being paasionate about the victims and their families. God bless everyone who lends support in the cause. It is very painful to have experienced trauma physically mentally and emotionally but in getting rightful justice at least leaving this world could be peaceful.

    Very informative rgarding the current status of Senate Bill 546. Thank You.

    Thankyou Michael for all you have done protecting the benefits for all FDNY member who were at the WTC site and also for the civilians and others who searched or lived within the boarders of the hazard areas. I have left messages with Senators Rubio and Scott, Fla.

    Frightening to think what would go through the minds of future first responders if they thought the government would turn its back on them in the event they were injured or became ill due to their heroics.

    Thank again for your support and fight we all appreciate it god bless the firm

    Thank you Mike + Friends. We appreciate your efforts to ask congress to fix the VCF for the sick WTC Victims. John D. Reilly, Ret. FDNY Lt.

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