Family of 9/11 victim visits Davis Academy

Daughter of 9-11 victim visits local school

ATLANTA - To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, The Davis Academy welcomed a special guest Friday to help middle school students, who were born after 2001, better understand the impact.

Suzann Cayne was just eight years old when she lost her father, Jason Cayne, 32, who was working in the World Trade Center on September 11th. 

Cayne contributed a letter to the book, "The Legacy Letters: Messages of Life & Hope from 9/11 Family Members."

Davis Academy students read and discussed her letter leading up to her visit Friday.

“Although Suzann shares the sense of pain and loss she has experienced, her message is one of optimism and love,” says Davis Academy Principal Drew Frank.  “We believe that this very special presentation will provoke meaningful conversation both at home and school.”

Suzann has two sisters. Her mother, Gina, was suddenly left a widow after 9/11. She will join her daughter to share their story of tragedy, resiliency and hope with Davis middle school students and their parents. 

Suzann is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida and is now enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. 

Both she and her mother spent time at Guantanomo Bay earlier this year as witnesses to the ongoing trials of the 9/11 terrorists.

(© 2016 WXIA)


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