The heroes of 9/11
Rob Fazio lost his father at the World Trade Center
- Duration 6:04
- Date Sep 11, 2012
Rob Fazio lost his father at the World Trade Center
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Eleven years ago today Iran has -- walked out.
The World Trade Center building was fine he was alive he was okay -- go home that was Pamela.
But that's not how Ron -- story and it.
Instead of running to -- like just about everybody else.
Ron actually went back -- and ran back into the danger.
He was so worried about his friends and his colleagues that he wanted to help get them out of the same building he got out of alive.
And he did literally holding the door.
Open for that.
He died eleven years ago today making sure others could live and today -- son is helping others cope and live with the loss to a charity called.
Hold the -- Process you know outspoken in almost every year I got it covered the this disaster -- years ago today and every anniversary since you and I've -- together here I don't think there is any.
More touching story.
Because -- -- saying he was out -- -- clear.
Yet that they're taking that that's true and you know we've often spoken about it and we actually think that if my dad were alive today had he decided not to help people put others first.
He might be a pretty tough place because that's the way he raised us was thinking about other's -- you found out about this after the fact because the first utility Paris in the -- and everyone else.
Then you're not he -- -- he was fine.
And even ran back -- Yeah well you know one side of his building in tower two saw -- tower one get hit.
The other side didn't so that's when he was going to the other side to tell people to it to leave and they need to get out you know.
People are hearing -- stay in so trying to come back but -- you know keep something inside of him said.
People need to get home -- I think that's the way he was and he was reports on an underdog -- around -- we -- talk about Chris Christie but this guy he had a mind to mind yet how well you know he he was a forceful that that day and typically much more mild mannered but something told him inside said.
That people need to go and their families.
You know -- not talk about this and I just think it doesn't dawn on people.
Wetteland and yours mean you hear the cynics are it's been eleven years -- on them remembrances.
That's eleven Christmas is about to -- that's eleven Easter -- that's eleven.
Family reunions and get togethers and I know your family's very tight and -- your mom Carlos is a wonderful person a it's tough isn't.
It's actually tough that there's no question it's tough it's it's eleven holidays for payments very close on the it's also you know three of his grandchildren -- -- that however.
They all know what a type of person is because were able to talk about a minute and -- our charity -- the door.
Get people to learn about his legacy in my cousins getting married next did this weekend and we know he'll be there will have Reese peanut butter -- so that was -- senator that's.
What -- identified in the me that he Larry happy about it because of my guys still play at a kindred spirit -- will you do have some characteristics in common you know -- you don't leave it alone that's enough young man.
-- With this foundation it who you name -- war what are -- trying to do.
We like to take the lessons that we learned throughout the years -- -- research -- our experiences.
Helping people deal with the toughest times of -- someone dies of cancer any type of adversity.
And we like to teach people how to lead them and we say is you know everyone dies but not everyone layups and that sounds tragic.
But it's true -- we try to teach people how to dream again and learn those skills.
Is there any part of -- and someone -- -- -- -- from Edgar respect and I mean yeah.
That you're angry.
-- Free and clear I would have to be here talking to -- the -- We think.
You know ever going -- something different I never got the anger -- -- what that this morning when I was watching.
You know in talking different family members at at first I was really I was down I was defeated I was tired but then hearing kids read about their uncles and -- love you.
And that changed to being determined -- and wanting to to move forward in that.
Need more inspired.
You know the only -- if you think about it -- the folks like your dad.
The 3000 affairs was just showing up for work -- in the plane that.
It weren't soldiers they didn't sign up for anything but your father went that extra distance.
To be whistled -- that.
Did you learn anything about the risk of sounding -- death.
I don't know for -- thing about death but I can say what you just said those words just showing up.
And everyone talks -- dad being hero for that moment -- holding a door he was holding -- door his whole life.
And that just showing up if we can get people to just show up.
To help people dream to open doors -- to be more empathetic to love one another.
To -- -- old friendships that just showing up is gonna make America better place do you still leave by your father's name.
The Reese's peanut butter cup just now I I put one down on his name -- slot as 61.
And I shot and it's my friends and I put -- -- -- mill lane so it's no Colorado cough as -- it's Ronald Reese's fast that in the edit.
It there's some reason the reason they disappeared they never know yeah well we know and you you've been -- -- -- -- after that.
But it's such and it's vs all I've -- hundreds of stores and I mean this.
Moves me the most you've done so much good.
-- wherever it is it.
And Hogan join as a Reese's pieces and everything else rob thank you -- just last -- on assays October trying several the door day and that's very teach people how to -- through helping others.
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-- that's you know remembering his father Ron.
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