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Public building in Union County dedicated to disability advocate Colleen Fraser, killed on 9/11

Friends and family of a woman killed in the 9/11 attacks held a ceremony today to dedicate a Union County multi-use building in her honor.

WESTFIELD - Friends and family of a woman killed in the 9/11 attacks held a ceremony today to dedicate a Union County multi-use building in her honor.

Colleen Fraser helped draft the Americans with Disabilities Act after graduating from Rutgers University. She was serving as the executive director of the Progressive Center for Independent Living when she died.

Fraser was born with a condition that affected her legs, and stood at just 4 feet 6 inches tall.

"She was a well-known advocate for people with disabilities, She truly believed that everybody should have the same opportunities," says Fraser's sister Christine.

Fraser was also the vice chairwoman for the New Jersey Disabilities Council.
 

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