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Tunnel to towers run for Stephen Siller

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BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation

EVENT: New York City 2017

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

Jessica Dicicco

THE STORY:

On September 24th I'm running in honor of firefighter Stephen Siller. I would like to raise as much as I can so even if it's a penny, it is appreciated. This cause is close to my heart as my brother is one of New Yorks Bravest. Well....Who was Stephen Siller? Firefighter Stephen Gerard Siller was the youngest of seven children born to Mae and George Siller. At the age of eight, Stephen lost his father, and a year and a half later he also lost his mother, which left him an orphan to be raised by his older siblings. For a while Stephen went through a period of struggle, but thanks to the love of his siblings, and the values instilled in him by his parents, he grew up to be an extraordinary individual and dedicated firefighter. More than most, he knew that time was precious and accomplished much in his 34 years. On September 11, 2001, Stephen, who was assigned to Brooklyn’s Squad 1, had just finished his shift, and was on his way to play golf with his brothers when he got word of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers over his scanner. Upon hearing the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later, and returned to Squad 1 to get his gear. Stephen drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes. Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others. Stephen had everything to live for; a great wife, five wonderful children, a devoted extended family, and friends. Stephen’s parents were lay Franciscans and he grew up under the guiding philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi, whose encouraging and inspirational phrase “while we have time, let us do good” were words that Stephen lived by. Stephen’s life and heroic death serve as a reminder to us all to live life to the fullest and to spend our time here on earth doing good – this is his legacy.

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$175

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  • Gioia family

    $25

  • Rose Lyons

    $50

  • Maria Lucania

    $100

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Donor Comments

Maria Lucania

Maria Lucania

DONATION: $100

God Bless every step the take everyday. 3 months ago

Rose Lyons

Rose Lyons

DONATION: $50

May God always watch and protect our firefighters 3 months ago

Gioia family

Gioia family

DONATION: $25

Good luck 3 months ago