Brynn Shepardson steps up to give Lisa Petrie a break in her 24-hour quest to raise funds for the 9/11 first responders and victims.

by Dave Warner

Lisa Petrie is not letting the memory of 9/11 be forgotten, nor those who continue to suffer from illnesses that they contracted from dealing with that horrific event.

Petrie is a certified trainer and massage therapist at Fitness Farmacy in Little Falls and spent 24 hours doing a stair climb challenge for the 9/11 first responders and victims.

She said “I’m doing the stair climb on September 7th, so Krista (Kozma) wanted to help me out with donations for that. So, her idea was to do the Stairmaster for 24 hours in honor of the stair climb and all the first responders. So, we decided to do that.”

Half-hour slots were opened up so that people could donate money, and get on the Stairmaster for that time, or just do one or the other. “We had a lot of people sign up, so we don’t have a lot of open slots, so that’s pretty exciting. A lot of donations have come in and I’m super grateful,” she commented.

“I’m also doing it in honor of my brother-in-law Mike Petrie, so this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, so I’m very happy,” said Petrie.