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Jan. 20, 2022

The Survival Story of Tania Head

The Survival Story of Tania Head
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In 2003, the survivors of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001 were still attempting to recover from the trauma they endured that day. One of the only places to go for support was a Yahoo chat room for 9/11 survivors and family members that lost loved ones in the attacks. One of the survivors in the group, Tania Head, saw the need for survivors to have their own group, one where they could talk freely about the details of that horrific day without the fear of offending anyone. She created a group just for survivors, and it was then that she finally felt comfortable sharing her own story. Tania had been on the 96th floor of the South Tower the day the planes hit, and her journey to survival was so incredible, so harrowing, that it left the others in the group at a loss for words. They admired her so much for what she'd gone through, and the strength she showed. Eventually, Tania helped to form the World Trade Center Survivors Network, and was elected president. She gave guided tours of ground zero, where she would share her story with visitors. No one knew that Tania Head was hiding a secret.


NY Times | In a 9/11 Survival Tale, the Pieces Just Don’t Fit (David W. Dunlap, Serge F. Kovaleski)

The World Trade Center Survivor's Network | Surviving 9/11 (Gary Bogacz)

Wikipedia | Alicia Esteve Head 

The Woman Who Wasn’t There
Swindled | Episode 37: The Survivor
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