It is so important to have contact with someone who has been through something similar to your experience. I learned the importance of ACCESS in October 2001. The Department of Defense brought all the 9/11 families involved in the Pentagon and American Airlines to Washington, D.C. We all stayed in the same hotel and my adult children came too. One of my sons said, My gosh, it is nice to be in a room where everybody has the same look in their eyes. I think we need that connection and so the concept of ACCESS is brilliant.
Marion Kminek , Cape Coral, FL, lost her daughter Mari-Rae, 35, on American Airlines Flight 77 on 9/11/01