Thursday, September 11, 2008

Robert J. Foti (1959-Sept 11,2001)

This is a drawing from my sketchbook of Robert J. Foti. It's my way of taking some time to draw and reflect on the faces of the people who lost there lives on 9/11. Robert Foti was a firefighter with Ladder 7 and responded to the World Trade center on September 11, 2001. He perished in the collapse of the south tower, his remains have never been found. I didn't know him but have been reading some heart felt words about him from people who loved him dearly. I read that when Robert was 12 years old he saved a boy from drowning on Lake Hopatcong. It seems he was destined to devote his life to serving and helping others. He served so bravely and gave the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11. Robert J. Foti is in my thoughts today.


José Carrilho (Go Detail) said...

Hi Todd,

More and more we live in a world where one of the major problems is indifference (I think that ignorance is the major one).
Robert, fortunately like many others, was a person who cared about others.
Lets hope that people start changing the way they see others and thinking about the world as one.
Keep up with your excellent work.

Take care,


Cara said...

Todd - what a wonderful thing you did here -