There are two types of pain, one that hurts you, and the other that changes you.

– Anonymous

Thomas Magee was forever changed by events that began on September 11, 2001 at Ground Zero, and were to continue for ten months, at what then became known as the “The Pit”. He walked in as a skilled volunteer, and walked out as a first responder, having applied his knowledge as a operating engineer, to participate in the most challenging rescue and recovery effort in our nation’s history.

The Resilience Foundation was born of that experience, and Tommy’s realization that as horrendous as it was, the loss of the Twin Towers would not be the last great tragedy our nation would face.

The mission of the Resilience Foundation is to educate today’s young men and women, our future first responders, regarding vocational training for careers vital to all communities, to foster the educational and recruitment efforts of the first responder volunteer community, and to serve as an umbrella organization advocating for the continued health and welfare of all members of the first responder community.

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