I have never cried while editing a book before, but I must say, that this year, several years after 9/11, I feel more heartbroken and connected to the horrors of that day because of the book I recently edited, WE ALL FALL DOWN. When 9/11 happened, I was here in Ohio, a single mom just milling away at her everyday life, working and taking my little girl to daycare, and thinking that what I was seeing on TV was just footage from some far-away, war-torn country - not really able to relate to what it was like to actually be there, amidst all that rubble and loss and destruction. I want to personally thank Pasquale and Louise Buzzelli today for coming into mine and Joey's lives and sharing their story, for letting Joey help them tell it and for letting me be involved in some small capacity to edit their book, because their story has truly touched me in immeasurable ways. I wish I could reach out and hug everyone who lost someone on that day, because for the first time, a book I edited made me cry, and 9/11 seems more painfully real for me than it ever has before. Thank you to everyone out there who worked to rescue people, to tirelessly clean up the needless destruction, and - most of all - to all those who have restored my faith in hope and the human spirit by finding the strength to go on after suffering such losses. THANK YOU!
KT Banks said:September 19, 2012 8:16 am PST
Like so many people on that day, and during that time, I prayed so hard that there would be survivors. Having survived is nothing to feel guilty about, it it's miracle we all rejoice in. It's an answer to so many prayers.
By sharing your story, you are thrilling those of us that had to watch in helpless horror. We will always mourn those we lost, and for their loved ones. Thank God that now we can rejoice in you life. Thank You!
JZ Bingham said:September 18, 2012 8:40 pm PST
So glad you decided to share your story. I hope you experienced your burden lighten as your words hit the page, enabling you to pass on a miracle that was your survival. So many need to see this stories; myself included. God bless you and your growing family. I look forward to buying this in hard cover.
A. Anderson said:September 18, 2012 5:25 pm PST
Thank you for telling your story.
Louise said:September 18, 2012 1:28 pm PST
I know this sounds strange but i recently watched footage of the tower collapse and i am convinced that i have seen a body where you described and it comes away as the tower collapses in the same way which the professer explains on the programme if only i could show you i am convinced it is you, i am a sane person and have asked myself is it my imagination and i cannot be the only person to have spotted this. I have shown several people and once they have watched it several times are also convinced it it a person. The further footage then shows a body coming down as most of the building has gone. The footage I saw was from the firemans story. I have thought long and hard wether to keep it to myself or to try and contact you or someone from the making of your programme as i understand you need to move on. I respect your privacy but if you are in anyway intrigued please email me so i can give you the correct info to veiw it yourself. Many thanks for your time,