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Deborah Borza Shares 9/11 Story at Camp Hill

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August 05, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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On July 11, Deborah Borza came to SCI Camp Hill to share her story in the chapel to about 200 inmates. Borza's daughter, Deora, was the youngest victim killed in Flight 93 over Shanksville, PA, on Sept. 11.

Borza has been speaking at Day of Responsibility and Impact of Crime classes since 2013. In 2015, she won the Volunteer of the Year award from the Office of Victim Advocate. She shared her powerful story about her daughter painting a beautiful picture about who she was, described the impact on her family from that day forward and shared how she has turned this terrible tragedy into an outlet to reach others. She offered the attendees an opportunity to hear her story, talked about how 9/11 impacted people across the world, and how it continues to affect us to this day. She discussed her story in order to help others take an action of understanding, be aware of, be sensitive to, and experience the feelings and thoughts of another regarding the events when a violent crime occurs.

She concluded her speech with sharing forgiveness with the inmates and helped guide them to look at unpredictable paths where they too can make a difference. Borza's speech was incredibly humbling, very motivating, and led to a few tears shed at the end of her story. The offenders thanked her greatly and took the time to speak with her after the event on an individual basis.

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