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The Spanish separatist movement ETA had placed the car bomb strategically… it destroyed not only my apartment but worse, also the lives of twelve innocent people whose body parts were spread all over our street. We stood there, totally entranced, homeless and helpless. Although…. within a few minutes my street was filled with heroes: the military, paramedics, policemen, firefighters and citizens worked together, as one. WARRIORs, taking care of the deceased and of us, consoling us, keeping us safe. Suddenly we all started to move, to help. It turned us from victims into rescuers and survivors.

Many years later I still feel the gigantic energy, pride and gratitude that I felt on that extraordinary day.

Thank you, honorable women and man, for inspiring us with your strength, tenacity and responsibility.”