Senator Brian Birdwell | 9/11 Survivor at the Pentagon, 142


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Senator Brian Birdwell joins Amber to discuss his experience at the Pentagon on 9/11, surviving 60% total body burns, and how his 9-11 experience and his Christian faith impact his role as Senator.

Questions Senator Birdwell and Amber Discuss:
  1. (6:58) When did you begin walking with Jesus?
  2. (11:04) The morning of September 11, 2001, you were in an office with two colleagues watching live footage of the twin towers burning. Will you share your experience that morning?
  3. (22:17) How did you get to a place where you were no longer burning?
  4. (44:06) What were some thoughts that raced through your mind as you laid in the hospital?
  5. (55:14) More than 60% of your body was severely burned, you spent 26 days in intensive care, you underwent 39 surgeries over 4 years, what was your mobility like now?
  6. (59:35) In 2010, you were elected to the Texas senate. As we close out, how would you say your experience on 9/11, your healing journey and your faith impact your job as Senator?
Quotes to Remember:

“I told Sandy and Cheryl, I was going to step out to the men’s restroom, and that I’d be back momentarily and those are the last words that I would speak to my two co workers.”

“I’m 15 to 20 yards from an 80 ton jet making penetration into the [Pentagon] at 530 miles an hour with about 3000 gallons of jet fuel still remaining when it makes impact.”

“I’m set ablaze…[M]y total body external injury was a 60% total body burn with about 40% being third degree burns. But my most immediate life threatening injury was my inhalation injury.”

“I gave up. Screamed out, ‘Jesus, I’m coming to see You’ in a very loud voice, collapsed to the floor and accepted that I was going to die that day. I went from the calamity of trying to survive to the peace and quiet of knowing where I would spend eternity.”

“The most emotional thing from September 11 is when they put that face mask over me….I’m either stepping into eternity or I’m going to wake up here, but the Lord’s in charge.”


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