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WTC 9 to paralyzed pal: 'You're coming with us'
Newark Star Ledger ^ | 10/16/01 | WAYNE WOOLLEY

Posted on 10/16/2001 8:27:08 AM PDT by Incorrigible

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1 posted on 10/16/2001 8:27:08 AM PDT by Incorrigible (nospam@please.com)
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To: Incorrigible
What else can you say - that story right there is what this country is all about - It brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for printing something uplifting in this mess of negative journalism.
2 posted on 10/16/2001 8:33:00 AM PDT by RonKY
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To: Incorrigible
Awesome.
3 posted on 10/16/2001 8:34:09 AM PDT by KC Burke
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To: Incorrigible
This story had me burst into tears as well. There are really no words to explain the total kindness this mans coworkers extended.
4 posted on 10/16/2001 8:36:38 AM PDT by alisasny
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To: Incorrigible
It's quite telling that this article did not appear in the NYT.
5 posted on 10/16/2001 8:36:43 AM PDT by freedomcrusader
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To: Incorrigible
Bitwinski; Pecora; Simpkins; Caffrey; Curci; Ambrosio, et al – just your average, everyday All-American heroes.

Great post.

6 posted on 10/16/2001 8:42:48 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: Incorrigible
Photo op for Hillary or Bill Clinton. At either of their excessively expensive NYC offices funded by us....
7 posted on 10/16/2001 8:43:43 AM PDT by prognostigaator
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To: Incorrigible
This is beautiful. Remember the days when it was assumed that New Yorkers were crass, rude people who didn't give a d*mn about anybody but themselves? Never again will this country see them as anything but the heroes that they are. ALL of them.
8 posted on 10/16/2001 8:46:51 AM PDT by Sunshine55
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To: Incorrigible
Wow. Awesome story!
9 posted on 10/16/2001 8:47:26 AM PDT by ecurbh
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To: ecurbh
Wow. Awesome story!

Dittos!
10 posted on 10/16/2001 8:50:17 AM PDT by dsmatuska
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To: Incorrigible
This gives me chills it's so inspiring, what a great group of people.
11 posted on 10/16/2001 8:51:32 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: Incorrigible
So, he's needs a new wheelchair and custom van so he can go back to work. That makes sense. Helloooo , United Way, where are you? And lets not forget the Red Cross. It's been over a month; what's taking so long? I think I'll send off some e-mail to ask that they help this man.
12 posted on 10/16/2001 8:51:51 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: Shannon
From what I've read about the Red Cross today right here in this forum, we'd be better off taking up a collection amongst us FReepers.
13 posted on 10/16/2001 8:56:24 AM PDT by Sunshine55
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To: Incorrigible
Real Heroes everyone of them.

Tony

14 posted on 10/16/2001 8:56:32 AM PDT by tonycavanagh
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To: Incorrigible
God bless these true American heroes.
15 posted on 10/16/2001 8:57:44 AM PDT by irish_lad
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To: RonKY
Couldn't quite add a coherant comment when I posted it myself.
16 posted on 10/16/2001 11:57:12 AM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Incorrigible
Awesome story. Drying eyes...
17 posted on 10/16/2001 12:02:16 PM PDT by EaglesUpForever
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To: Incorrigible
True Americans. The best that this country has to offer, displayed right here, in this story.

Heroes? That's an understatement. Courage, Bravery, Friendship, Loyalty, and love of one's fellow man. It's all on display, right here folks.

18 posted on 10/16/2001 12:03:00 PM PDT by usconservative
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To: Shannon
United Way, where are you?

They'll say, "That's what insurance is for"

19 posted on 10/16/2001 12:30:49 PM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Incorrigible
What an incredible story of courage and love. It brought tears to my eyes. Those people are heros. God bless them all.
20 posted on 10/16/2001 12:45:40 PM PDT by sugar_puddin
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To: Incorrigible
Here's what I ended up doing about this.
I decided not to risk an e-mail getting lost so I called United Way in NY. Remember the head of NY United Way, Ralph Dickerson, appeared on o'Reilly, so I called Ralph's office. Very nice lady helped me out and then put me in touch with the VP Agency Services Area, Elwonda Young.
I gave Elwonda all the info and at her request e-mailed her the article. She said they can't just give the $ for a new wheelchair and van to John Abruzzo, the man in the article, but they can find an agency to handle it and give the money to that agency. Fine. So, she's going to track down John Abruzzo and get him the help he needs. I'm smiling now.
21 posted on 10/16/2001 1:40:24 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Shannon
Thank you!!
22 posted on 10/16/2001 1:45:48 PM PDT by Economist_MA
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To: Shannon
Wow! Nice going!
23 posted on 10/16/2001 1:47:55 PM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Shannon
We're proud of you, Shannon! Good on you!
24 posted on 10/16/2001 1:55:31 PM PDT by exit82
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To: Incorrigible
"He who saves one life saves the world entire."
25 posted on 10/16/2001 1:56:51 PM PDT by HoweverComma
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To: Incorrigible
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend" ...spoken by One who knows... To have the heroism in this bring you to tears is to be truly alive
26 posted on 10/16/2001 1:58:56 PM PDT by Congolese
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To: Incorrigible
Moving....thanks for the post. This story of courage illustrates the decency, loyalty and bravery of many human beings.
27 posted on 10/16/2001 2:04:08 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Congolese
I remembered the line from the Talmud first...

Both are appropriate.

These guys should have statues erected in their honor in every town square across the fruited plain.

28 posted on 10/16/2001 2:05:08 PM PDT by HoweverComma
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Bump for the night crowd
29 posted on 10/16/2001 6:44:44 PM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Incorrigible
OK - I'll be the "prick" here....because this needs to be asked.......Why the hell did they have to search closets and shelves for the evacuation chair?

Being as this fella was a regular fulltimer, you'd kind of think, well....you know; like I said, somebody (moi) needed to ask this question.

30 posted on 10/16/2001 6:53:12 PM PDT by ErnBatavia
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To: Incorrigible
Thanks for sharing this article - it's very uplifting.
31 posted on 10/16/2001 6:59:33 PM PDT by Angelwood
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To: ErnBatavia
Why the hell did they have to search closets and shelves for the evacuation chair?

Probably the suposition that lighting never stikes twice. It was probably big and clunky and thus was moved around by the office manager alot.

32 posted on 10/17/2001 8:50:41 AM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Incorrigible
A couple of times in the immediate past, I thought if God asked me if the world should be spared I would not be able to give a good answer as to why it should be. But since hearing about the 'average' unsung heroes whose tombstones are carved with "lets roll" and now again this morning after reading about the WTC 9, I have the answer: America is the birthplace of mortal angels; spare the world so that they may do Your work in every land.
33 posted on 10/17/2001 9:09:21 AM PDT by RWG
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To: Incorrigible
"Abruzzo's colleagues say the word "hero" should be reserved for the firefighters and cops they passed on the way down."

Hummmm, I would define hero as someone who unselfishly risks their life to help save the life of another. Under this definition, these 9 people are unquestionably "heros" and may God bless them.

34 posted on 10/17/2001 10:27:26 AM PDT by joebuck
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bttt
35 posted on 10/31/2001 4:13:57 PM PST by JMJ333
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To: JMJ333
Back to the top for more freeper readers.
36 posted on 10/31/2001 4:46:16 PM PST by WillaJohns
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To: Shannon
Thanks for your efforts. Please post progress reports!
37 posted on 10/31/2001 4:57:05 PM PST by buickmackane
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To: Incorrigible
bump to remember
38 posted on 10/31/2001 7:15:25 PM PST by fnord
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another bump to never forget that day.

Mrs Kus

39 posted on 10/31/2001 7:21:57 PM PST by cgk
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To: Incorrigible
There is hope for humanity. Awesome story.Just awesome.
40 posted on 10/31/2001 7:28:35 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Shannon
thanks for going the extra step. that puts you in the same class as the fellows that got him down. thank you.
41 posted on 10/31/2001 7:34:16 PM PST by scott91
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To: Incorrigible
JFK said, "I am a Berliner."

I say, "I am a New Yorker."

Although I don't live in New York and I never have, I feel that every American that loves this country was a victim of the 9-11 attack.

We are all victims of what happened to our fellow citizens in NYC. The terrorists will learn that you don't mess with our families, friends, and fellow citizens.

Again,"I am a New Yorker."

I will stand and fight with my fellow citizen. The terrorists will learn that you don't mess with America.

42 posted on 10/31/2001 7:50:15 PM PST by boycott
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To: Incorrigible
bump
43 posted on 10/31/2001 8:07:52 PM PST by Shooter 2.5
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To: Shooter 2.5
BTTT
44 posted on 11/02/2001 1:09:25 PM PST by optiguy
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To: All
Bump
45 posted on 03/20/2002 1:14:36 PM PST by Incorrigible
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To: Incorrigible; Pokey78
"I've talked to each of them individually. What do you say, 'Thanks'? What does that mean? I don't know what to say to each of them half of the time," Abruzzo said. "They saved my life. I'm here today because of those guys."

Abruzzo's colleagues say the word "hero" should be reserved for the firefighters and cops they passed on the way down.

Incorrigible, great article! Thanks so much for posting it! Pokey78, do you have a ping list that would appreciate this? I think it's wonderful.

46 posted on 03/20/2002 1:44:05 PM PST by Amelia
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To: Amelia; Howlin; Riley1992; Miss Marple; deport; Dane; sinkspur; steve; LarryLied; kattracks...
WOW! Thaks for the ping.

A Special ping!!

47 posted on 03/20/2002 1:50:27 PM PST by Pokey78
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Thanks, Pokey. I needed something inspiring!
48 posted on 03/20/2002 1:53:03 PM PST by Miss Marple
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Thx for the ping, pokey. I already knew about this incredible display of courage and loyalty.
49 posted on 03/20/2002 1:59:17 PM PST by beckett
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