This picture of Marcy Borders, taken just after the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed, was one of the more iconic images of Sept. 11, 2001.
She was a legal assistant for Bank of America on the 81st floor of 1 World Trade Center when the attack began. She ran down the stairwell to the street and just as the south tower fell, a stranger pulled her into the lobby of another building as the north tower started to go.
Borders, 42, died this week from the cancer she was diagnosed with a year ago.
After the attack, she fell into a decade long struggle with depression and substance abuse. She told a New Jersey newspaper last year she had $190,000 in medical bills, no insurance and no job.
“I try to take myself from being a victim to being a survivor now. I don’t want to be a victim anymore,” she said.