Local 9/11 survivor says pair of sneakers helped saved her life

Local 9/11 survivor says pair of sneakers helped saved her life


TRIBUTE TO THE PASSENGERS ONBOARD UNITED FLIGHT 93. (MM) A NUMBER OF OTHER MEMORIALS TOOK PLACE AROUND THE COUNTRY TODAY– INCLUDING ONE IN WARWICK… WHERE EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER JULIANNE LIMA.. SPOKE WITH ONE WOMAN– WHO SURVIVED THE ATTACKS. 9 PEOPLE WITH LOCAL TIES WERE KILLED IN THE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001. THREE OF THEM WERE FROM WARWICK — AND THEY WERE HONORED TODAY IN AN EMOTIONAL CEREMONY. STANDING AT ATTENTION — HOLDING HANDS — AND COVERING THEIR HEARTS. WARWICK RESIDENTS GATHERED — TO REMEMBER 3 OF THEIR OWN — WHO DIED ON THIS DAY 18 YEARS AGO. “I miss her so much,” “This ceremony has become the most important ceremony to me and my family.” RICHARD DELL-FEM-IN-EEE’S LITTLE SISTER CAROL BOUCHARD WAS A PASSENGER ON THE HIJACKED AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 11. SHE IS ONE OF THREE WARWICK RESIDENTS — WHOSE NAME AND FACE IS ETCHED IN STONE — AT THIS OAKLAND BEACH MEMORIAL. “I know she’s up there looking down, with the rest of them and we have to honor them and remember them.” ONE NAME YOU *WON’T SEE ON THESE STONES IS JUDY COBDEN. THE WARWICK NATIVE *SURVIVED 9-11 — THANKS IN PART TO THESE OLD BLACK ADIDAS. “I only wear them on 9/11 now, it’s a ritual, as I believe they are part of the reason I was able to get out of there.” COBDEN WORKED AT THE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE — RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. WHILE OTHERS STRUGGLED IN HEELS AND LEATHER SHOES — COBDEN’S SNEAKERS CARRIED HER MILES THROUGH THE STREETS OF NEW YORK, TO SAFETY. “The ash was like snow on the ground, and you could not run, you were slipping everywhere.” COBDEN SHARES HER STORY EACH YEAR ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACKS. THIS YEAR — SHE PLEADED TO THE NEXT GENERATION… MANY OF WHOM WEREN’T ALIVE 18 YEARS AGO. “People aren’t born to hate, that’s a learned thing. We need to embrace each other, we can all learn from each other especially from our differences.” ON 9-11 — COBDEN WAS TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION — CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING — AND GLASS REMOVAL FROM HER FACE AND HEAD. SHE SAYS — SHE STILL SUFFERS RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS. I’M JULIANNE LIMA, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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