VIDEO: Ms. Sarri Singer, a terrorist attack survivor and Co-Founder of One Heart Global, served as the guest speaker at an Ocean County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps training session last night. Ms. Singer – daughter of Senator Bob Singer – spoke about “Healing the Wounds of Terror”, and the nightmare she lived through sitting on an Israeli bus as it was blown up by an Arab terrorist, killing over a dozen around her.
Sarri, born in Lakewood, worked two blocks away from the World Trade Center. Deeply moved by the tragedy of 9/11, Sarri decided to resign from her position in December 2001 and move to Israel to help victims of terror. While there, Sarri coordinated bone marrow drives for Gift of Life and volunteered with various organizations working with victims of terror. On June 11, 2003, Sarri was on Bus 14 in Jerusalem when an 18 year old Palestinian terrorist dressed as a religious Jew boarded and blew himself up. 16 people were killed, including all those seated and standing around her, and over 100 people were injured. Sarri was hospitalized for two weeks and then returned to New Jersey to be with family. Her story became high profile. She appeared on television stations such as CBS, FoxNews, CNN and radio interviews. She spoke before Congressmen and Senators in Washington, D.C. and politicians in New York and New Jersey. In September 2003 she returned to work and volunteering in Israel. In June 2004, she returned to the United States and in April 2006, Sarri co-founded an organization called One Heart Global (www.oneheartglobal.org) which focuses on bringing together victims of terrorism together from around the world and assisting with long term psychological care. Sarri has addressed audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Israel and continues to share her unique insight into the ongoing struggle for victims of terror in Israel and around the world.
The event, which took place at the Blue Claws, was attended by Senator Singer, as well as by several local Askomin and officials. TLS.
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