1. "We got it all out"

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    People who have gone through something together have a natural bond. Brian Clark was an executive of Eurobrokers on the 84th floor of the South Tower. To see more, visit exhibits.tributewtc.org/oralhistory/surviving911/

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    • "Still have a lot to go through"

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      There is a human need to make a sensible story out of something so senseless. Adrian Pierce was working for Wachovia Bank on the 47th floor of the North Tower. To see more, visit http://exhibits.tributewtc.org/oralhistory/surviving911/

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      • "He didn't make it"

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        A survivor finds a way to reacquire a sense of trust in self. Robert Small was an office manager for Morgan Stanley and his office was on teh 72nd floor of the South Tower. To see more, visit exhibits.tributewtc.org/oralhistory/surviving911/

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        • "Raw like a wound"

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          People remember traumatic events very vividly – they are highly emotion-laden memories. It’s very healthy for emotions to come back with the cognitive thoughts. Stanley Praimnath was an executive with Fuji Bank on the 81st floor of the South Tower. To see more, visit exhibits.tributewtc.org/oralhistory/surviving911/

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          • "This is your life"

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            Bad memories can get focused on an object, but you can take both the object and the memories and put them away in a box. Adrian Pierce was working for Wachovia Bank on the 47th floor of the North Tower. To see more, visit http://exhibits.tributewtc.org/oralhistory/surviving911/

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            • "Shrine at home"

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              The objects can help prove to oneself that the event was real. Robert Small was an office manager for Morgan Stanley and his office was on the 72nd floor of the South Tower. To see more, visit exhibits.tributewtc.org/oralhistory/surviving911/

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              • "Always loved it"

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                Survivors need to rebuild their sense of community and of self. Doug Gomez was working at home 3 miles north of the World Trade Center. To see more, visit exhibits.tributewtc.org/oralhistory/surviving911/

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                • "Best neighborhood in the city"

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                  It is very important in the healing process for communities to come together for mutual support. Elliott Milling has been living in Battery Park City for 30 years. To see more, visit exhibits.tributewtc.org/oralhistory/surviving911/

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                  • "Help in the rebuild"

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                    Ideally you find a way to feel powerful again – that you in some sense can make a difference, can have some impact on the flow of life’s events. Jia Dee Li was an engineer working with the Port Authority of NY & NJ on the 74th floor of the North Tower.One of the hallmark characteristics of trauma is it is disempowering. To see more, visit exhibits.tributewtc.org/oralhistory/surviving911/

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                    • "More happy days"

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                      How long do we hold onto the survivor mantle? Adrian Pierce was working for Wachovia Bank on the 47th floor of the North Tower. To see more, visit exhibits.tributewtc.org/oralhistory/surviving911/

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