pecorella_extra-231x3001When Richie Pecorella met Karen Juday, she captured his heart and changed his life.

They were engaged and living together in Brooklyn when Karen was killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, where she worked as an administrative assistant.

At StoryCorps, Richie remembered the woman who was his love and inspiration.

Click here to watch the Peabody-award winning animated short about Richie and Karen, “She Was the One.”

Originally aired September 9, 2005 on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Photo courtesy of Richie Pecorella.