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No Roadmap for Recovery

Friday, September 09, 2011

Eric Leinung's big brother went into work in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, and didn't make it out. Eric reports on how he found his way through his family's loss. 

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Eric, The 9/11 Brother

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Eric was 12 years old when his older brother, Paul, went into work at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Paul didn't make it out. And things at home turned ugly.

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I'll Heal In Time

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Jillian Suarez’s father, a New York City police officer, didn't come home on September 11th and for three months her mother held out hope he would be found alive.

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My Mother's Disease

Friday, October 09, 2009

At 17-years-old, Vikky Cruz struggles to cope with her mother's illness, a rare gentetic disease called neuroacanthytosis, and the ways it's taken over the mother she once knew.

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Someone to Tuck Me In

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Raymond Henderson and his sister live with the home health attendant who cared for their mother as she was dying. She has offered to adopt them, so Raymond must make a decision. 

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Growing Up in The System

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Shirley Diaz’s life has been shaped by the tragedy of her mother’s murder and the difficulty of growing up in six different foster homes.

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Losing Home

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Wen moved to the United States from China in 2001 and she hasn't returned since.

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Teacher

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Anthony's sixth grade teacher made an extraordinary impact on his life.

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Stress After 9/11

Monday, April 15, 2002

Since September 11th, Jacky has noticed that confusion and anxiety has seeped into the everyday lives of Staten Island teens -- including her own.

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Growing Up Alone

Saturday, February 23, 2002

Sunnie Hwang moved to the US from Korea, hoping she would find the happiness she had as a child -- when her parents were still alive.

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Mom

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Eric is one of thousands of children growing up without his birth parents. His father was murdered when he was 3 years old. His mother was addicted to drugs. Eric has lived with his grandmother all his life. She takes good care of him, but he still feels something is missing.

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Heroin

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

Janesse says she and her mother have one thing in common -- they were both betrayed by Janesse's father. He left them for Heroin when she was in elementary school.

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Trisomy 13

Wednesday, November 03, 1999

Marc Delgado is 14 and in the 10th grade at a small public school in Harlem. Marc didn't have to go far to report his story -- it takes place at his own home.

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