For 9-11 Survivors

G-d of the survivor,
G-d of the mourner and the witness,

Grant solace and peace to those still held by physical, emotional and spiritual distress from the attacks of 9-11. Release them from visions of death and destruction, from guilt or shame, from fear or anger. Bind their wounds with Your steadfast love. Lift them on Your wings of kindness and grace.

Blessed are those who have found peace.
Blessed are those without tranquility.
Blessed are those who speak.
Blessed are those who stay silent.
Blessed are those who have healed.
Blessed are those who suffer.
Blessed are those who forgive.
Blessed are those who cannot forgive.
Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d, Source of strength for survivors of violence and tragedy in every land and in every age. Blessed are You, Rock of Israel, Source of hope and comfort.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved

A O9//11 Survivor: Nicole B. Simpson

On 9/11/2001, the United States was faced with the great tragedy of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Many people were directly exposed to this massive traumatic event. Researchers are beginning to understand the attacks’ enduring toll on mental health. Recent Studies have shown long-term psychological and neurological repercussions in adult witnesses who were near the World Trade Center and in children who lost a parent in the tragedy. On the eve of ten years later 09/11/11 we hear survivors sharing the long term consequences of the terrorist attacks.


World Trade Center survivor Nicole B. Simpson has faced many mental, spiritual, emotional and financial struggles over the years from the ill- fated day. Simpson documents in her book, 9/11/01, A Long Road Toward Recovery, how almost ten years since the ill-fate day, she as well as other survivors, still feel the after effects of the tragedy and its unknown enduring toll on their lives. Nicole B. Simpson went on a mission to determine first-hand the thoughts and emotions of people who survived. 09/11/01 A Long Road Toward Recovery represents the voice, thoughts, and the emotional journey of the 09/11 survivors. What are the survivors’ struggles and the effects this tragedy had on their family life, finances, career life and their relationship with God?

Recognizing the call of ministry on her life, even Simpson asked the question “Where was God?” Yet she recognizes that He was there all the time. This book not only shares frank eye-opening information in an easy to read personal and authentic manner, but the book offers hope to survivors. Simpson encourages survivors to embrace the destiny and purpose awaiting for them to fulfill. Simpson’s account speaks volumes as to how we are more than conquerors over adversity and obstacles with faith in God. Nicole is no longer a victim, but serves as a resource for people who have experienced trauma and catastrophic events in their lives.
09/11/01 A Long Road Toward Recovery by Nicole B.Simpson
by Linda Fegins

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