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Sarah Ferguson Narrowly Escaped Death On 9/11. An Inconvenient Accident Saved Her Life!

Date November 30, 2018

Sarah Ferguson had a near-death experience: In 2001, she came close to losing her life when the World Trade Center fell. And now, she's reliving the experience for a special reason.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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How many people lost their lives?

On September 11, 2001, two of four planes headed for California were hijacked by terrorists. Both planes crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, with passengers onboard and people in the buildings.

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After the tragic attacks, 2,996 people died, 6,000 were injured and over time scores of people lost their lives to 9/11 related cancer and respiratory diseases.

A close brush with death

One of these people could have been Ferguson who at the time worked right out of the North Tower. Her charity Chances for Children created for an Oklahoma City bombing child victim was operating from the 101st floor of the trade center.

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The Duchess of York was on her way to work that morning and had no idea what she was headed toward. But she got lucky.

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For 20 minutes, she was held up in traffic. Now she tells HELLO magazine that the experience taught her to make the most out of life.

I take every minute as a blessing, I really do, and I really work hard at it. Because the minute you look too far forward, then you're missing now. The minute you look back,... you can't go back. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

How her charities have saved her life

Sarah Ferguson is currently marking the 10th for another of her dear charities, Street Child. And in an earlier interview, she said that working on her charities have given her a sense of perspective and saved her life.

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They helped her find a sense of purpose in difficult times, and this is a life philosophy she has gotten from her grandmother and wants her daughters to live by. Good work!

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