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Today is a very important day in American history, September 11th. Thirteen years ago, our country was changed forever when the Twin Towers were attacked in New York City. I was only in third grade when it happened.
I remember that my dad was working in the city that day, but he wasn’t anywhere near Ground Zero. It took him forever to get home, and he couldn’t really get in touch with us throughout the day. But he came home to us safe & sound. It was a wonderful blessing.
My dad went back down in the coming weeks to help with the recovery effort at Ground Zero. He worked alongside countless other volunteers to clean up debris and work toward putting New York City back together again. I was extremely proud of him for helping out.
I did’t lose anyone on September 11, 2001, but I know a few people who did lose a loved one. My heart remains with everyone who was effected that day, the people who were killed and the countless emergency personnel, the families of victims, and with the people who volunteered their time to help with the aftermath.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.