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The Miracle Survivors:

In Stairwell B of the North Tower, 16 people lived amid the avalanche of concrete and steel. But surviving was only the start of their struggle.

Jeff Jarvis wrote about one of those survivors, Pasquale Buzzelli, last year. He wrote about him again today:

I met Pasquale and his wonderful wife, Louise, about a year ago when she asked me for advice on trying to get Pasquale's story published as a book to support the foundation she started to help the mothers who became widows that day. I knew it was a great story, but it was not just some happy-ending-cue-the-music saga. Surviving brought its own difficulties: guilt for living so near death, anger at the people who did this, disorientation in a world utterly changed. I thought that Pasquale's story was the amplified version of the story of our nation as it has tried to emerge from the debris.

Some of Pasquale's story can be found here.

..the amazing thing is that he survived by landing on top of the debris pile. So what was a peculiar thing in that collapse is that there -- the entire building beat him to the ground.

It's good to take a look at the survivors - the living - in between all the remembering of death.

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Going to be a tough day on Thursday. I just relocated to the city. I think I will take it off...just too sad to be that close to ground zero

that was such an excellent article. thanks for linking it.

I did not loose any one I really knew at GZ, but I did loose some in the battles after words. My freshman year(one year before 9/11) i was in marching band so I made tons of senior friends. Most were in the JROTC. Well about June 2002 i get a call from some mothers telling me that my frieds have dies in combat. I weep for them though I do not blame anyone for thier deaths except those who pulled the trigger on that field and brain washed the 12 men that guided 3 plains down. This 9/11 I will morn with those who lost, and those who have found. I will post the list of souls lost that day in 2001 on my blog. May they who have fallen guide those who were lost home.