There are so many 9/11 heroes and heroines, people who gave their all to try and help those trapped or killed in the attack. One of those heroes was FDNY officer Stephen Siller who, while off duty, heard what had happened, strapped on his firefighting gear and then ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center to help. He joined his brothers in Squad 1 in the daunting task of giving what help they could and they all perished.
But his story did not end there because his family and feinds set up the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation which then established the ‘Building For America’s Bravest’ (BFAB) Program to provide custome built home for catastrophically wounded American veterans Our Bravest See video about those who have been helped.
And just as we sadly acknowledge the 14th anniversary of 9/11, Staten Island Veteran Bryan Dilberian, who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan, has now received a new smart home specially designed to help him be independent, from the BFAB program.
Many people have donated time and money or both to the program. In NYC FDNY firefighters have participated in building homes and the New York Jets donated $1 million.
These smart homesa are set up to provide full independence for army vets through the advanced use of technology and through the design features of the home. Through this magnificent program Stephen Siller’s memory is honored and the giving and caring nature of all New Yorkers is also honored.