A Long-Distance Friendship Forged from 9/11 Events

by Maria Barreto-Mojica, Sheepshead Bay, New York

Maria Barreto-Mojica, a resident of New York City, lost her fiancé, a lieutenant with the New York Fire Department, to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. She found hope, solace and a new friend when Charlene Klein, from Wisconsin, mailed her a "big, cozy robe."