September 17, 2015
Patti became active in women’s issues after her husband Patrick was killed on September 11, 2001. In today's remembrance Patti talks about "her own personal 911." She and Susan Retik co-founded Beyond the 11th in response to the need of their widowed counterparts in Afghanistan. In 2005 Patti resigned from Beyond the 11th to shift her focus to Afghan girls. Patti joined Razia’s Ray of Hope to help pioneering activist Razia Jan fulfill her dream of educating the next generation of Afghan people in order to end a cycle of poverty, despair, and terrorism.