9-11 Victim's Family Speaks Out

By Lindsay Nielsen

May 2, 2011 Updated May 2, 2011 at 11:50 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) - One local woman who lost a family member in the 9/11 terrorist attacks speaks out about Osama Bin Laden's death.

As American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th, Carol Flyzik was helping passengers.

Her family discovered Carol was overheard on Flight 11's black box tending to those who were injured.

After hearing the news about the death of Osama Bin Laden early Monday morning, Carol's first cousin Loraine Flyzik says she went through a lot of emotions.

"This morning it was disbelief, and then it was relief, and then it was pure sadness," says Loraine.

Loraine says she now feels relieved that the man who is held responsible for planning the 9-11 attacks is dead.

"I'm more at peace today than I was yesterday and I don't have to get up every morning and think about Osama Bin Laden anymore, I can think about Carol and all the wonderful memories that I have of her," Loraine says.

"He made it personal. He doesn't even know who Carol is, he took innocent lives," says Loraine.

Although Loraine says nothing will ever be enough to make up for the loss of her cousin, she has found some peace.

"I think there's always going to be bad people and they'll be somebody to replace him at some point but I'm comforted by the fact that they're in turmoil as well," Loraine says.

A sickening feeling in her stomach is what Loraine Flyzik used to feel when she thought about Osama Bin Laden, now she says it's more of a feeling in her heart for the cousin she misses everyday.

Carol's family is from the Bainbridge and Sidney area.

She lived in New Hampshire.

Loraine says she is still waiting for the local 9-11 memorial to be constructed.

She believes families need a place to go to remember their loved ones.