Remembering 9/11: A letter to dad
Emma Scandole was 4 years old when her father, Rob, was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks. In an effort to maintain a connection with her dad, she decided to write a personal letter to him that has since been published in a book of essays written by 9/11 children.It has been 10 years since Emma, now 14 years old, last saw her dad. Rob Scandole was one of the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald employees killed when a hijacked airliner struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.In her letter, which appears in the book "Legacy Letters: Messages of Life and Hope From 9/11 Family Members," Emma talks directly to her father, telling him how much she loves and misses him. "It's kind of difficult to talk about, so writing it makes it a little bit easier," she says. Scandole was 36 years old when he died. He left behind his wife, Sheila, and their two daughters, Emma and Katie, who is now 12 years old. Emma says her dad was a prankster, a Mets fan and loved spending summers at Breezy Point in Queens.This year, Emma and her mother will attend the ceremony at Ground Zero for the first time since the attacks.