I was diagnosed way back in 2003 with PTSD from 9/11 for over a year I was in and out of doctors/hospitals treated like I was just plain crazy shackled down for days even weeks at a time as I also have a seizure condition also due to my 9/11 exposure of being there on that day. I felt like a lost soul and insane with no understanding of this. Since then I have been diagnosed with an additional 5 or 6 respiratory conditions. I was not a cop or fireman I just happened to be there that day and helped out for a few hours. I, like so many others that are still here on this earth that have to fight every day for the rest of our lives. If not for the dedication of all my doctors and the support of my family and friends I would not be able to write this as I would be dead.
Suicide is no longer on my mind thanks to all of you. I write this not looking for pity but I have been taught it is OK to share my feelings I decided a few years back to volunteer and help others as a way to cope with what I deal with every day maybe that was God's plan for me?
This goes out to all who lost loved ones and to all those out there like me who are sick but I will never give up I have way too much work to do here. To my dear wife Laura, sons Chris and T.J. and the beautiful Danielle I am sorry that I am sick but thanks to all of you for understanding and dealing with my sickness in such a positive way it was and is not easy but I live for all of you and love all of you more than you will ever know. God bless all on this 11th anniversary.
Don't ever give up just keep fighting the fight!! Thanks for allowing me to share this message as by doing so I will make it through today yes with great sadness to those who perished and are suffering and to all the families as well but all of us must move forward no matter how painful it may be god bless America!