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A Personal Commitment.


Artie sincerely aspires to continue sharing his story with those who want – or feel they need – to hear it. Openly speaking about it is his way to pay tribute to those who died on 9/11. It’s his way to bring understanding and remembrance to the day that changed our world forever.


For Artie, that one moment in time reshaped and redefined his priorities, his beliefs - and his future. His life before 9/11 is a distant memory as he now lives with the adversities of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


He has learned that there is life after trauma and tragedy. Though he will never forget that day in September, he has found strength and support to live and move forward.


His story is for all who have experienced tragedies and loss. Artie’s speeches offer a message of hope, inspiration and motivation to those who have suffered traumatic experiences.

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