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New Book: A 9/11 Survivor and Husband Share Their Story

LORDS VALLEY, PA. – Eighty-one flights of stairs awaited Jean Potter and her will to survive.

In a desperate effort to escape the collapse of the NorthTower of the WorldTradeCenter, Jean and her co-workers knew that there was no other option to survive. At this moment, Jean’s story of survival began, and her husband’s, too.

By the Grace of God: A 9/11 Survivor’s Story of Love, Hope, and HealingServing as a New York City firefighter, Jean’s husband, Dan, was a first responder to the scene. Anguished by the fate of his wife, but with a duty to serve his city, Dan was determined to fight for not only his life, but all those that he could during the 9/11 attacks.

Against all odds, Jean and Dan survived and now live to share their incredible story of survival both during and after the terrorist attacks.

Helped by Rob Kaplan, By the Grace of God is Jean’s story about the traumatic events of that day and the extraordinary effect it had on both of their lives—having to cope with the effects of post traumatic stress disorder; moving because they could no longer live in a home haunted by three thousand ghosts; giving up their jobs and leaving the city they had grown to love.

But perhaps the most important, By the Grace of God is the story of how their faith enabled them to come to terms with their experience and to find a new life of love, hope, and healing.

“We must never forget about 9/11. We must honor all those who perished,” Jean says. “I believe reading it will help those still suffering, as our story is inspirational. Just as Jesus is with us, he is here with all of us. We are living proof of God’s plan.”

As the 10th anniversary of the event approaches, it is a further reminder that we should never forget the events of that day, Jean says.

To help those still affected by the 9/11 attacks, Jean is donating a portion of the proceeds from her book sales to the Wounded Warrior Project and the FealGood Foundation.




By the Grace of God: A 9/11 Survivor’s Story of Love, Hope, and Healing
by Jean Potter with Rob Kaplan

108 pages

ISBN: 9781456766061 (hc), 9781456766078 (sc), 9781456766054 (ebook)

Retail price: $10.95 to $21.95

About the author

Jean Potter is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a survivor of the 9/11 WorldTradeCenter attacks.  Her husband, Dan, was a firefighter responding to the tragedy.  She spent most of her professional life as an executive assistant to many high-powered business executives.  Potter now lives in Lords Valley, Pennsylvania, where she dedicates her time to her family and volunteer activities.