9/11 attacks – New York und Washington
Memorial for the victims of Terror
11 September 2001
terror attacks in NY & Washington DC
The terror attacks of 9/11 had on Wilfried, who was observing on the television what was happening in New York nearly the same desastrous effect. Some days ago, on Friday, 31 August Wilfried had the final session of his post traumatic stress disorder therapy after the terror attack on 12 September 1998 and the many months lasting coma. He had the feeling he could deal with the disorder attacks starting about one year after the terror attack, but when he was sitting in the living room watching TV how the plane was crashing into the skyscraper, he felt as if it was crashing into himself. Later the neighbors were telling him, they had heard an incredible desperatly loud scream. Completely paralyzed, Wilfried got from one second to another the highest fever like the skyscraper was exploding of fire – he could not help watching the desaster and at the same time he was nearly losing his consciousness, and when Micha, Wilfried’s partner, returned later the evening back home he found Wilfried in agony glowing with fever – Wilfried was only weakly rising his hands pointing to television which was repeating in the very moment the horrible news of NEw York crash – and he immediately understood that Wilfried’s life was highly endagered – under no circumstances Wilfried was allowed to fall into a coma again, but all attemps to lower the fever failed. Finally after some hours, Micha called the emergency, and while Micha was holding Wilfried’s hands because nothing else was left to do – and the emergency car was about to start, Wilfried opened his eyes – begging Micha: do not bring me again to the hospital! he would die there. So, Micha stoppend the car and they returned back home where the emergency doctor gave Micha some helpful tips how to handle the complicated situation. Wilfried was lying for the next couple of weeks in a dark room, only the light of the computer monitor illuminated the space – and only two days later already on 13 September – Wilfried initiated online the Memorial for 9/11 Victims of Terror – the psychlogical effect on this was saving Wilfried’s life.
The Terror Memorial