Episode 06: The Fundraiser
September 14, 2019
Bonus: The Bookkeeper
October 7, 2019
SEASON 03 // EPISODE 07
THE SURVIVOR

Tania Head / Fred Parisi

A Spanish woman becomes the president of a survivors group in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.

Prelude: Fred Parisi, a New York City police officer, creates a foundation to support 9/11 first responders.


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Performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs )


SOURCES

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A Spanish woman becomes the president of a survivors group in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. // Prelude: Fred Parisi, a New York City police officer, creates a foundation to support 9/11 first responders.