By Tracey Porpora Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Joann Tabeek always encouraged her daughter, Krystal, to follow her dreams.
She was especially supportive of her daughter’s interest in dance, which eventually led to the young dancer’s participation in competitive dance for 15 years.
But Joann never got to see her teen-age daughter shine on stage. Working as a vice president and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center, she was one of the nearly 3,000 people who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
“My mother never made it out (of the World Trade Center) on that horrific day. She always pushed me to follow my dreams, so this is the year I made it happen,” said Ms. Tabeek.