Accession Number: C.2016.151.33
Dimensions: 29.25 in X 34.5 in X 0.25 in
Dimensions (Metric): 74.295 cm X 87.63 cm X 0.635 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Margie (Marjorie) Miller
White T-shirt with "DooWop | Makes you 'Feal Good' " printed on the front with a graphic of the Statue of Liberty riding in an old fashioned convertible. On the side of the car is text: "Artists 4 Hope | Gear Up Foundation." "1st Annual | 9/11 Responders Rock 'n' Roll | Benefit Concert" is printed in red at the bottom. On the back of the shirt is printed: "Doo Wop | Makes You 'Feal Good' | July 21, 2007 | Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts Queens College" with the names of the event performers and sponsors.
Demolition worker John Feal was injured days after arriving at Ground Zero, resulting in the amputation of part of a foot. Initially denied compensation he believed he was due, Feal became a grassroots advocate for responders, recovery workers, and survivors facing illness and mounting medical expenses. The FealGood Foundation, established in 2005 to raise funds on behalf of recovery workers, championed the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015, and finally the "Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act" in 2019.
This T-shirt was created for a 2007 benefit event sponsored by The FealGood Foundation.