Oklahoma City bombing survivor Patti Hall pauses while taking a stroll around the reflecting pool at the national memorial. She was among the most severely injured survivors of the April 19, 1995, blast that killed 168 people. Photo by Bob Nigh/Baptist Messenger
OKLAHOMA CITY (BP)--The April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building cost Patti Hall more than just her job at the Federal Employees Credit Union. It cost her in terms of unimaginable suffering and financial setback. But, hardest of all, it deprived her of her identity.
"One of the things I’ve noticed is it's hard for me to realize that I'm not part of what I used to be, such as when I was working," said Hall, who attends Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. "That's terribly hard, because you have to try to come up with things to fill the time up."
She added quietly, “Most people forget you. The only time you’re remembered is when the anniversary comes up each year.” Read More