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9/11 Hero's Charity, Wishgivers.org, Challenges 20,000 Americans to Skip Coffee on Feel-good Fridays
Date:6/13/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2013

NYC fireman and 9/11 first-responder, PJ Schrantz, has launched a grassroots movement called Feel-Good Fridays that challenges Americans to skip a cup of coffee on Fridays and invest $3 to save lives instead.

"When I was at Ground Zero fighting fires, my son was in the oncology ward of a Children’s Hospital fighting leukemia," says former NYC fireman PJ Schrantz.

Schrantz’s son, Dustin, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of two. He fought valiantly for four and a half years, then died in his father’s arms at the age of seven. “We were devastated,” says Schrantz. “I was helpless to save my son, but now, because of Feel-Good Fridays, I have the honor of helping America’s military, firefighters and police save their kids."

Schrantz is the Executive Director of WishGivers, a Florida-based nonprofit charity that helps the critically ill children of America’s military, police and firefighters. Schrantz's son, Dustin, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 1998, following a routine visit to the pediatrician. The hospital bill for the first ten days of treatment was $54,000-- an amount which exceeded his entire annual income as a NYC fireman. Even with a good insurance policy, following his son's death Schrantz was left with over a million dollars in medical bills.

“The military men and women, police and firefighters who defend our country don’t take the job for the money,” says Schrantz. “These American heroes put their lives on the line every day because they love our country and want to help people. When a cop or a firefigh
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