Blindness Prevention Agency Rises from WTC Ashes

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One of the victims of September 11 was New York-based Helen Keller Worldwide, an organization whose mission is to prevent and treat preventable blindness. Headquartered in a building across the street from the World Trade Center, the nonprofit agency was destroyed in the collapse of one of the trade towers. Although no one was injured, 86 years of history were lost. Although the organization is struggling to get back on its feet, Director John Palmer says they've emerged from the tragedy "recommitted and renewed."
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