Daughters of heroes, and friends for life, make Tower Climb

Caitlyn McIntyre lost her father, PAPD Officer Donald McIntyre, in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Her childhood friend Natalie McHale’s father, PAPD Detective Thomas McHale, arrested al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, using Officer McIntyre’s handcuffs.

Both young women climbed 1 World Trade Center together in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Tower Climb. They finished within 4 seconds of one another, both placing 13th in their age divisions, reported Thomas Tracy  and Cathy Burke for the New York Daily News.

“Through all of it, I felt it was meant to be. If [my father] could do that on that day, the least I can do is pay it forward,” Caitlyn said of the climb.

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