Episode 117 Interview Donna Marino – My Dad Died on 9-11 in the Twin Towers
On September 11, 2001, nineteen men hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airplanes bound for west coast destinations. A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The attack was orchestrated by alQaeda leader Osama bin Laden. At the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers, or as a result of the crashes.
The victims ranged in age from two to 85 years. Approximately 75-80% of the victims were men.
At the Pentagon in Washington, 184 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.
Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 died when the plane crashed into a field. It is believed that the hijackers crashed the plane in that location, rather than their unknown target, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the flight deck.
We all know of the tragedy of 9-11, you probably remember where you were at when you heard the news. Today I interview Donna Marino, a woman whose father, an electrician in the twin-towers, passed away on that fateful and terrible day. She takes us inside her story of events and shares how she worked through victimhood into a space her dad would be proud of – a space of releasing, renewing, and helping others through her work as a licensed clinical psychologist to do the same.
Dr. Donna Marino is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner and positive psychology coach who has been working in mental health for over 20 years. Dr. Marino is a mom of two tween girls and is married to the love of her life, the second time around. She is also the surviving daughter of her father who was lost in the terror attacks on the twin towers on 9-11. Here’s her story.
Tune in to the audio program for Donna’s story and experience in her own words.