A REMARKABLE RECOVERY
by Sharon Rondeau
Manning had a ten-month-old son at the time and lost many friends in the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Cantor Fitzgerald lost the most people of any firm affected that day by 19 Islamic terrorists in a plot devised by Osama bin Laden in faraway Afghanistan.
Manning said that Hillary Clinton visited her in her hospital room and kept in touch as she progressed through her rehabilitation. She described Clinton as a leader who successfully advocated strongly for New York after that devastating day.
Clinton was credited by speakers before and after Manning for introducing a bill, which was eventually passed, to extend health care benefits to first-responders and others affected by air polluted by the destruction of the World Trade Center.