Sally Benson had a front row seat on September 11th 2001... the day a terrorist attack on the United States took down the twin towers in New York City.
"When the towers started to collapse everything went into slow motion," she said. “The smoke, the noise, the screaming, the blood, people falling from the top of the buildings and collapsing from the towers."
Benson was inside Tower Two on that tragic day and barely escaped with her life. But she says the only reason she got outside is because of her fear of tall buildings.
"I started getting a panic attack and a lot of anxiety,” she said. “I reached over to the elevator control panel and stopped it and got out and went back outside."
And she says walking outside was like being in a blizzard. The debris was so thick she could barely breathe.
"People who saw it on TV, it's nothing like being there,” Benson said. “It's like a 100,000 time intensified."
She has the scars up and down her arms from covering her face as the debris fell.
"Everyday I look at them and say this is my south tower, this is my north tower and I’m lucky to be alive," Benson said.
Benson says looking back on that day, the one thing the sticks out in her mind is all the other people fighting for their lives.
"There were people actually climbing down the side of the towers and just didn't make it," she said.
She says she does not plan on getting back to New York anytime soon, but she'll never forget how that Tuesday changed New Yorkers.
"It's just amazing how people, especially form New York, basically just grabbed everybody and just became united," she said.