Maureen Crethan Santora became an educator in the New York City Public School System in 1967. She was an early childhood teacher for over 25 years. She retired in July 2001 as a staff developer. She raised 5 children. Christopher was her only son He entered the Fire Academy to become a firefighter in February 2001. On September 11, 2001 Christopher was one of the 343 firefighters who lost his life. He was one of 2,750 people who died on that hate filled day at the World Trade Center. She wrote this book to help young students understand that parents love their children unconditionally no matter what. She wanted everyone to appreciate their families and to tell their families that they love them every day. We must always remember September 1 1 , 2001 as a day of hate.
All of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the Christopher A. Santora Educational Scholarship Fund. The fund provides scholarships to students and educational material to schools. For further information about the Scholarship Fund go to www.christophersantora.com