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Marcy Borders, known as ’Dust Lady’ in haunting 9/11 photo, dies of cancer at 42

“Dust Lady” dies…..
Images from that day still haunt….
I can’t begin to imagine the trauma so many lived through……..

Global News

A Bank of America worker who became known as the “Dust Lady” after she was photographed covered in ash while fleeing the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, died Monday after battling stomach cancer.

Marcy Borders was 28 years old when her picture was taken, quickly becoming one of the most haunting reminders of the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

Stan Honda, of the Agence France-Presse news agency, captured Borders as she fled the World Trade Center after the first plane struck the North Tower. In the photo, Borders is pictured with her eyes squinted and mouth agape while caked head to toe in ash and concrete dust.

Borders, now 42, was diagnosed with cancer in August 2014 and had wondered if it was related to the terrorist attack, when she was covered in dust while escaping the Twin Towers.

“Did this thing ignite cancer cells in me?'”…

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2 comments on “Marcy Borders, known as ’Dust Lady’ in haunting 9/11 photo, dies of cancer at 42

  1. Linda Lee
    August 29, 2015



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