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Survivors Spotlight

Bethlehem Tsegai
Bethlehem Tsegai
Working at the Pentagon’s coffee bar, Bethlehem Tsegai served hundreds of employees every day. Many of her customers were killed on September 11. During the attack, Tsegai was thrown against a shelf attached to the wall. She didn’t realize she was experiencing great physical pain until after she had escaped from the building…

Read more about Bethlehem and other survivors of 9/11 profiled in The Community Foundation's 2003 Report to the Community.
Wanda Ramey
Wanda Ramey
Wanda Ramey had planned on a long career as a police officer. All that changed September 11…

Read more about Wanda and other survivors of 9/11 profiled in The Community Foundation's 2002 Report to the Community.
Lloyde A. England
Lloyde A. England
He had driven his taxicab past the Pentagon a million times before, but September 11 was different from any other day. On that day, Lloyde A. England had just dropped off a passenger and was driving home as American Airlines Flight # 77 flew directly overhead,
sending a light pole crashing through his windshield. In that brief moment, his car was totaled and his livelihood threatened…

Read more about Lloyde and other survivors of 9/11 profiled in The Community Foundation's 2003 Report to the Community.
Valecia "Chee Chee" Parker
Valecia “Chee Chee” Parker
At first, Valecia “Chee Chee” Parker thought it was an earthquake. Having previously lived on the West Coast, she ran for the nearest door but she was knocked to the floor and lost consciousness…

Read more about Chee Chee and other survivors of 9/11 profiled in The Community Foundation's 2002 Report to the Community.
Vivienne and Roland Charlebois
Vivienne and Roland Charlebois
"All he ever wanted to do was fly," says the father of David Michael Charlebois, who was the copilot of American Airlines Flight #77. "Aviation was his love." David's family also meant the world to him. The Charleboises got the formal news of their 39-year-old son's death when an airline representative came to their door...

Read more about Vivienne, Roland and other survivors of 9/11 profiled in The Community Foundation's 2003 Report to the Community.

Jean Hunt
Jean Hunt
Sixty-seven-year old Jean Hunt is a paradox. She has a friendly, outgoing personality and a fighting spirit; at the same time she suffers from anxiety and depression. Her survival instinct kicked in on September 11 when the senior program analyst fled the Pentagon, navigated the overcrowded subway system, and made her way home...

Read more about Jean and other survivors of 9/11 profiled in The Community Foundation's 2003 Report to the Community.
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Letters and Art to Survivors

An image of Karen Pena, Financial Distribution Coordinator

Karen Pena graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in Political Science and History...
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An image of Chee Chee Parker - Featured in Survivors Spotlight

Chee Chee Parker works on her physical recovery after being severely injured in the Pentagon attack.
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An image of Ed Danowski's Painting - A feature in Letters and Art to Survivors

Ed Danowski has dedicated this work to the survivors and families of the 9/11 tragedy as he says in his letter. If you are a Survivors’ Fund Project client who would like a print of the painting, please contact your Case Manager.

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Freedom Quilts
Made with love to comfort you

Betty Nielsen began a project to benefit 9/11 victims’ families. With the help of her students and various groups around the country, Betty has made and collected over 4000 quilts to be distributed. View more of her special project at her web site, www.freedomquilts.net

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To find information on scholarships, counselors in your area, resources that may be available to you, or to read articles about coping and healing, check out our resources. Come back often, we will keep updating this section for you.

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