- Making a Comeback After a Traumatic Event
- Teach children in the way they should go, and when they grow up they will not depart from it.
- Trulson tells an ordinary woman’s extraordinary tale of unimaginable loss, resilience, friendship, love, and healing
Jennifer Gardner Trulson was living her ideal life in New York City until it changed forever on September 11, 2001. Her husband, Douglas B. Gardner, was the Executive Managing Director of Cantor Fitzgerald, working on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center.
Gardner was among the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald employees who perished in the terrorist attacks.
With sincere emotion and clear-eyed sardonic humor, Trulson tells an ordinary woman’s extraordinary tale of unimaginable loss, resilience, friendship, love, and healing—which is also New York City’s narrative in the wake of September 11.
Where You Left Me is an unlikely love story, a quintessentially New York story—at once Trulson’s tribute to the city that gave her everything and proof that second chances are possible.
Trulson has been featured on the Today Show, 20/20, and has published an essay in Harper’s Bazaar. In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, she spoke with the Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald.
Jennifer Gardner, in loving memory of her husband, Douglas B. Gardner, who perished on September 11, 2001, in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. A successful businessman and father of two beautiful children, Doug never took his good fortune for granted. Doug dedicated his efforts to providing underprivileged kids and teens meaningful avenues for advancement and growth.
He served on the boards of several children’s charities that provide after-school activities in safe and supervised environments.
An avid basketball player, Doug supported organizations that centered their programs on athletics, leadership, ethics, and racial harmony.
Doug talked about starting a foundation that would act as an “angel” to a select group of motivated organizations that made a real difference in the lives of the kids they touched.
Doug will always be that angel that, in his name, disadvantaged children will receive genuine support and opportunities as they pursue their dreams.
Books by Jennifer Gardner Trulson, J.D.