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'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

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BRYN MAWR, Pa. - Children from all over the world are in our area this week for a camp in Bryn Mawr. The campers have something in common; they all have lost someone they love to terrorism or war.

Fox 29's Karen Hepp stopped by to visit with them.

The children who lost someone in the 9/11 attacks actually came up with this idea.

The group is named Tuesday's Children, for all those children whose lives were changed that Tuesday in September. In the years since that tragedy, they saw more children being affected by terrorism in other places and wanted to help, knowing they all had an unfortunate common bond.

Matt and Sachin couldn't live further apart, but they both lost their dads due to terrorism.

In leafy Bryn Mawr, these children of loss, came together to talk and learn, and just plain have fun. In any language they know pain, now they also know friendship and understanding.

"Everyone has common bond, everyone has lost someone and empathize more speak to them, and trust them, they know what you are going through," said Rebecca Carson.

Rebecca lost her grandfather in Ireland's troubles. The absence has shadowed her life, and colored everything that came after. However, here she feels she can finally exhale.

"I just like to let it all out, I deal with it that way," she said.

This is Mijal's 5th year. She keeps coming back because these friends understand what those back home in Buenos Aires cannot; what it's like to lose a dad.

"With them I have everything in common, except this one thing, and then I come here, and I have nothing in common except this whole side of my life. I have no one else to share it with," she said.

Tuesday's Children doesn't try and meddle in current conflicts. They purposely pick teens at least 2 years after an event, but in our volatile world, sometimes crises arise and become teachable moments.

"We're not here to escalate. We're never going to solve those problems, but can start 2-sides talking. We have many children here on 2-sides of an issue, if we can get them speaking a wonderful success in my book," said Kathy Murphy with Tuesday's Children.
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