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Rise from Collapse with Russ Van Buren

April 15th, Segment 3, 19:50

Almost everyone on the planet over the age of thirty remembers where they were on September 11, 2001.  The day that a horrific terror attack took the lives of over 3,000 people at the World Trade Center (as well as, Pennsylvania & Washington, D.C.)

Russ Van Buren remembers.  Here with Carolina Outdoor host, Bill Bartee, he previews his story of that beautiful, September morning, that became tragic.  He describes his witness to the attack & had an upfront seat to the collapse of the towers.
Powerless, helpless, & hopeless are the emotions that we all felt that day. Van Buren even more so.  He tells his story of repressed memories & emotional scarring while on the search for insight, wisdom, & healing.
In fact, the day that he went to have his car serviced & unexpectedly poured his soul out to uninterested strangers.  However, he found that others that had eavesdropped were profoundly affected enough for a hug. He’ll speak on what he discovers about himself & others regarding honesty, kindness, & the compassion of others.

Jesse Brown’s Outdoors is excited to welcome Russ Van Buren to the Storyteller’s Stage.  His story is an example that sometimes our adventures are not chosen by us.  “Rise from Collapse” begins in tragedy but Russ helps lead us all to a place of love & healing.