We had the honor to meet Jesus, through his daughter, Mildred, who asked us to help her father sell his house. Through hearing his daughter’s stories about him, it was evident that Jesus is a selfless person, who not only cared for his wife as she was in the late stages of Alzheimers, but also made an impact on the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing.
One morning as I visited Jesus to prep his house to hit the market, we sat down to enjoy some coffee and donuts, and he began to tell me his story about living in his hometown, in New York. Jesus explained to me the events that occurred during the World Trade Center bombing, which was the first terrorist attack on the WTC, back in 1993. He said, “There was so much smoke, it was black, and everyone was having trouble breathing. We were stuck up there for hours.”
Jesus was on one of the very top floors of the WTC, but he made it his mission to help the other people get out of the building. “I remember it was hardest for the women to get down the stairs with their shoes. A lot of them took their shoes off, but they were struggling.” Jesus explained how he helped guide everyone to the stairway and that he was one of the last ones out of the building. He assisted his fellow co-workers out of the building, and did everything he could to save the lives of others while the smoke billowed through the building.
General Electric rewarded Jesus with a Performance Recognition Award “For The Fortitude and Bravery Shown During The World Trade Center Bombing”. We want to also recognize Jesus and his heroic efforts, as it is not everyday that we get to work with a Hero.
**Thank you to all the Veterans (including Jesus’s son, son-in-law, and grandson) who serve our country and who have fought for us to create a more peaceful and safe haven for us and our children.