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2009-10-17 20:46:08 (GMT -5s)

Name: Martha Morgenstern Soltesz ( from Portland, Oregon )


Dear Suri and Hanie,
It is so hard to believe it has been 8 years since this senseless tragedy happened. Time marches on but our thoughts and prayers are always with our loved ones.
I have passed around the beautiful book you sent me to my family members and they all have been touched and inspired by this amazing book. It is a tribute to Nancy. Although I have never met you or Nancy, I have felt a kinship as we have the same last name. My family was from Lublin, Poland and from Minsk. So there is a chance we may be related. Whenever I feel a little down, I pick up the book and start reading it all over again. I get inspired and go out into the community and volunteer. It makes me feel so alive.
Thank you for sending the book. It has changed my life.

With warmest regards.
Martha Morgenstern Soltesz


2009-10-11 17:28:43 (GMT -5s)

Name: Jane M Berger ( from NY, NY )


Dear Suri & Haney,
I missed seeing you and your beautiful family at the Nancy Morgenstern Memorial bike race this September. I was not bike racing, but running with my daughter, Lark! OY...the hills! I did a 5k running race in Nancy's honor on 9/6/2009 on Govenor's Island. Much to my delight I won my age group (womens 40+) The bibs were imprinted "Jane Berger running in memory of her friend Nancy Morgenstern" It was a thrill to hear our names called as I crossed the finish line. Nancy has always been inspiring to me in so many ways...in sports to race thru the pain! All the best, Jane (Moloney) Berger


2008-11-05 21:09:58 (GMT -5s)

Name: Douglas W. Hoehn


I found your link after reading a bicycle favorite blog, http://cozybeehive.blogspot.com. This is a favorite bicycle site visited by bicyclist all over the country. That article is still up on the site. It featured the authors visit to ground zero, and he saw the picture of Nancy and published, hoping that someone could shed some light on her. It did not take long for the information to be put on the blog. After I saw that picture of Nancy and that all embracing smile, I knew that I must know more. I read most of the site about her and now have it as one of my "favorites". The testimonies and especially the Torah Perspective was so thoughtfully written and brings a greater understanding of how special Nancy was. I am learning from her.

This is also a personal message for me. I live in Somerset, PA. On 9-11, United flight 93 went down near here and with the aircraft traveling 450 MPH, all the local people I know were 8 Seconds from death, depending on how the aircraft tracked. A temporarily memorial site is set up at the crash site near Shanksville, Somerset County, PA. My oldest son also lived in Arlington, VA at the time, so it felt as if my family was under attack.

I am an avid bicyclist. I follow the racing scene and also participate in bicycle tours every year as active vacations. Many people in this area also ski as Seven Springs and Hidden Valley ski resorts are in our county. Ski is also a way of life for me. But how Nancy practiced her active lifestyle is a true inspiration, so I have requested this book to share with both my sons and their wives. The oldest now lives in Cincinnati and the youngest in Rockaway, NJ. That picture of Nancy is a true blessing to everyone that sees it.


2008-09-12 01:31:16 (GMT -5s)

Name: Mindy ( from LA, Ca. )


I am thinking of all of you today, as always. She remains forever in our hearts.


2007-09-11 11:35:15 (GMT -5s)

Name: Jenny Olbrich ( from Brooklyn )


I am thinking of you all today and remembering how amazing your daughter was.

Be safe


2007-09-06 05:51:09 (GMT -5s)

Name: Patty Passetto ( from Lee, MA )


Dear Nancy's Parents and Family,

I am an USA Cycling Official from Massachusetts and a few years back I received Nancy's Book at the fall race in her memory and started to read it before the start of the race at Harrimann State Park. I was really touched by the way the letters to you helped me see the Nancy you raised and loved, as I had not meet her.


2006-09-17 02:59:34 (GMT -5s)

Name: Mindy (Elfenbein) Treitel ( from Los Angeles, CA. )


Dear Suri & Haney & Tzivi,

I'm sorry I couldn't be with you on 9/11 this year but I was thinking of you the whole day and how it all feels like yesterday. Nancy is still very much alive in our hearts and not a day goes by that I do not think of her. She would laugh that great laugh of hers if she knew I got married & had moved to California! But I'm sure she does, and I'm sure she watches all of us everyday. We all talk about her and quote her often. Speaking with Tzivi and you always comforts me.

Love Mindy


2006-09-13 07:28:45 (GMT -5s)

Name: Avigail Wonder ( from Australia )


I saw a link to this site on a forum. The testimonies and your love for your daughter are so moving. I read your letter to Nancy and had tears pouring down my face.

Though I was far away in Israel on 9/11 and though I live so far away now in Australia, your pain is real and palpable.

BUt what shines through is a remarkable person who you were lucky to know.

May Hashem send you true comfort and reunite you and Nancy with the coming of Moshiach.


2006-09-12 00:55:26 (GMT -5s)

Name: Mark Schiff


To Nancy's Family,
I am an only child but I always wanted a sister or a brother. If I could have had a sister I would have wanted her to be just like Nancy. I never met Nancy but I miss her. Thank you God for letting us have Nancy for the short while we had her.


2006-09-11 22:53:47 (GMT -5s)

Name: Moshe Katz ( from New York )


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Morgenstern,

My name is Moshe Katz and I lived in the same building as Nancy. I met her through Mindy and Nicole.

I remember being very impressed that, what I thought was a Brooklyn transplant, was making such a good go of it in Manhattan.

I watched her transform into a “fitness machine and guru”. I distinctly remember her reprimanding me for eating Sugar Puffs cereal and also anything with sodium, even diet soda.

At one point, I was training for the NYC Marathon, and I could see that I gained some respect from her for the effort. She was not one to fake praise. In fact, when we would talk about training, I felt a sense of pride if she approved of my approach.

To me, it was evident that she lived life so passionately and wanted everyone else to do the same.

She had a lovely presence and a beautiful smile. I am confident that she will serve as inspiration to countless others to live life with a generous and unlimited passion.

Moshe Katz

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