9/11: Experiences, Reflections, Changes - Foundation for Grieving Children’s Friends Share Their Personal Stories

Foundation for Grieving Children's donors and friends share their 9/11 stories.

Orlando, FL, September 09, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Beginning two weeks ago, friends of the Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc. began sending in their personal stories about what they experienced on September 11, 2001.

These poignant and thoughtful contributions are now being published on the F4GC’s blog.

“We wanted to give our donors and friends a chance to share their personal stories about what exactly they experienced on 9/11 and how it affected them and their families. It is amazing how, even after ten years, we never heard our closest family and friends’ personal journey that day,” said Mary M. McCambridge, President of the Foundation for Grieving Children.

The F4GC reached out to its membership through email, facebook and twitter. In addition to the many longer stories sent in via email, many friends wrote on the facebook invitation page giving a short synopsis of their stressful day.

One father, who had lost his wife, was away on business and frantic to get home to his three young children. John O’Shaughnessy wrote, “I was in Salt Lake City and had to make a 29 hour trek home to Michigan with six other people in an RV. My young sons had just lost their mom three years before and being away from them in this troubled time was somewhat horrifying.”

Amy Cosner shared, “I don’t know where I would begin this. But I just want to say that I was not in my living room watching it when it happened. I was 'out there' and that has a much different impact on a person. It changes your life drastically.”

The Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc. is the first national public charity which raises funds to help provide grief counseling services for children, teens, young adults and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Visit their blog at www.foundationforgrievingchildren.org/blog/ to read these interesting 9/11 stories.

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