Army veteran John Feal spent seven days at ground zero as a construction worker helping with the cleanup and recovery efforts.
On his last day there, about 8,000 pounds of steel crushed his left foot. He spent 11 weeks in hospital, lost half of his foot and has since had 30 surgeries on both feet.
John also donated a kidney to a perfect stranger after a 9-11 first responder emailed the FealGood Foundation for help. John started the foundation in 2005 to assist other first responders who are battling 9-11 related injuries.
In addition to providing financial and moral support to first responders and their families, John's foundation helped get the Zadroga bill passed which offers 9-11 responders healthcare for 5 years.
"5-hour ENERGY¸ Helps Amazing People" surprised John with a check for $50,000.
"The check just symbolizes the hard work we're doing and to be noticed is more important than the money," John said gratefully.
John plans to donate all the money right back to the FealGood Foundation.
For more information on the FealGood Foundation go to: http://www.fealgoodfoundation.com/