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9/11 Survivor to Speak About Rehabilitation Journey at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Released August 18, 2015


White Plains, NY – August 18, 2015 – On Wednesday, September 9, Harry Waizer, a Westchester resident and 9/11 survivor, will give an intimate talk at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital about his rehabilitation journey following the attacks on the World Trade Center. The talk is the next installment in Burke’s Legacy Lobby Lecture series, an exclusive monthly lecture series featuring key influencers and notable speakers. The event is in conjunction with Burke’s year-long centennial celebration in 2015.

Waizer, who is a Cantor Fitzgerald employee, was seriously injured in the 9/11 attacks and underwent extensive rehabilitation at Burke. In his talk, Waizer will discuss what the rehabilitation was like, how he overcame various obstacles on his path to wellness and how he’s doing now. There will be a question-and-answer session following the talk.

“We are thrilled to welcome Harry Waizer back to Burke,” says Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., Director of Marketing & External Relations for Burke Rehabilitation Center. “He has had a remarkable rehabilitation journey and we are looking forward to hearing him share his experience with the community as part of our Legacy Lobby Lecture series.”

The lecture will take place in front of Burke’s Centennial Lobby Display, which showcases the history of Burke from its founding in 1915 up through today. Included in the exhibit are original McKim, Mead & White blueprints, medical equipment and artifacts, as well some of the technology being utilized at Burke today, such as a 3-D printer to make prosthetics. The exhibit, which will be on display until December, is free and open to the public.

The September 9 lecture will be held from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Wood Pavilion at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains, New York. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by calling (914) 597-2848. For more information on upcoming Centennial events, visit Burke’s centennial micro site at

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke’s Outpatient Division. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit

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