This article was written as part of a Patch-wide project to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The assignment was to find someone whose life had changed because of the attacks—either directly or, in this case, indirectly.

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  • Project type: Article
  • Customer/Employer: Redondo Beach Patch
  • Project Date: Sept. 11, 2011
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