The comment on my previous post was deleted. Here is the comment:
How can you compare the events of 9-11 to cancer? It was a tragedy felt by all of us Americans and even the world! Do you really think it makes as big of an impact?
I have always followed your writing but do not think I can anymore.
I always respect feedback – both positive and negative. Thank you for sharing your views. As I made sure to mention: “In posting this I am not trying to minimize the tragedy that occurred eight years ago today.” I have friends who lost loved ones, and I had friends working at the Pentagon as well. It was a day that changed us as a country.
As of this spring 2,998 died in the terror attacks.
All but 13 people died on that day. The remaining 13 later died of their wounds. One person has died since the attacks, of lung cancer. It is suspected to have been caused by all the debris from the Twin Towers.
It is also a fact that 560,000 Americans are expected to die from cancer this year, or more than 1,500 per day. 1500 x 2 = 3000.
It is a powerful comparison.