Dae Jin Ryook, Kyung Woo Rook and Lauren Woo

ryook_c1Christina Sunga Ryook (pictured with her parents at left) worked in the human resources department of Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower. She was 25 years old when she was killed in the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Her parents, Dae Jin (pictured above left) and Kyung Woo Ryook (pictured above right), came to StoryCorps with Christina’s friend Lauren Woo (pictured above center) to remember their daughter and share their pain. Asked by Lauren what he would say to Sunga today, her father Daejin would tell her, “I’m sorry and I love you. Because, I never said I’m sorry to my daughter. I never said I love you to my daughter. I was kind of tough father to Sunga.”

Recorded May 5, 2009.

Photo courtesy of the Woo Ryook family.