Imagine surviving the horrifying 9/11 terrorist attack of 2001 in New York City, then facing a severe attack of COVID-19
That’s what’s happened to a couple we introduced to you last year. Christina and Brian Stanton were featured in a CBN News story that aired on 9/11 in 2019 after Christina wrote the book Out of the Shadow of 9/11: An Inspiring Tale of Escape and Transformation. Last year, Christina showed us their apartment that was so close to the World Trade Center’s south tower that the 9/11 attack completely upended their lives.
They were staring at the Twin Towers when the second hijacked airliner raced right past them on its way to the south tower. Blown Back Into Their Apartment “The shockwaves from the plane blasting into that building actually blew us back into our apartment,” she told us. When they regained consciousness and fled with many thousands of others to Battery Park at the tip of Manhattan, the Twin Towers crashing down buried them all in a thick, blinding, choking cloud of debris. “Everyone was caught up in the smoke and were, I’m sure, worried they were going to be asphyxiated,” Christina recalled. She described what it was like being there. “Everyone’s running around screeching and bumping into each other and catapulting over things. And I just remember looking at Brian and saying, ‘Are we going to die?'” The Stantons didn’t die but suffered health problems from the toxic dust for years. Their troubles did bring them closer to God, Christina saying, “Our whole lives are changed because of 9/11. It certainly deepened our relationship with Christ.” Hospitalized Twice, Almost Died Twice Now they’ve spent the last month fighting to survive the coronavirus after both of them tested positive. “It was definitely a battle. And you were […]