ferrer_michael_trinidadMonique Ferrer (pictured above) and Michael Trinidad (pictured left) were divorced, but they remained powerfully bonded to each other by their two children.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Michael, at work, called Monique from inside the World Trade Center to say goodbye.

She came to StoryCorps to record her memories of him so that her children would always remember their father.

Click here to watch the Peabody-award winning StoryCorps animated short about Monique Ferrer and Michael Trinidad, “Always a Family.”

Originally aired September 8, 2006 on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Photo courtesy of Monique Ferrer.