World Trade Center Survivor Speaks to Students
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A man who survived the terrorist attacks of September 11 in New York City was in Irondequoit on Monday, sharing his story.
David Ricca worked for Morgan Stanley on the 73rd floor of one of the World Trade Center towers when the planes hit.
He spoke with students at the Drake Junior High School, sharing his story with a rapidly growing number of young adults who may not remember the day of the attacks.
"It's very important to share with them the effect it had on me, but the positive of an evil thing that happened and the positive that I turned it into and what I'm doing now," he said.
Ricca said he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder for about five years after the attacks.
He speaks about his experience to people across the U.S. and in other countries as well.