WOODBURY - The spirit of a young Long Island woman killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks lives on 10 years later with the help of her family.
Brooke Jackman, of Oyster Bay, was 23 years old and working at Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower toward a career as a social worker. Her family says she always had her nose in a book and wanted to spread her love of reading to disadvantaged kids.
Loved ones made that dream come true, founding the Brooke Jackman Foundation to promote child literacy. In the past 10 years, it has given more than 100,000 books to children in need.
The foundation also hands out "Brooke Packs," which are backpacks filled with school supplies.