The dust-covered 9/11 survivor whose haunting image became an emblem of the tragedy died on Monday at the age of 42 after a year-long battle with stomach cancer that she blamed on dust inhaled during the attack.
The 9/11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
"My mom fought an amazing battle. Not only is she the 'Dust Lady' but she is my hero and she will forever live through me," Noelle Borders told The Post of her 42-year-old mother, Marcy Borders.
The former Bank of America worker was dubbed the 'Dust Lady' after a photographer snapped this photograph of her stricken and caked with ash after fleeing the World Trade Center.
John Borders called his cousin a 'hero' on social networking site, Facebook, saying she 'unfortunately succumbed to the diseases that has ridden her body since 9/11.'
"In addition to losing so many friends, co-workers and colleagues on and after that tragic day. . . the pains from yesteryear have found a way to resurface," he added in a comment.