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Lisa Luckett Light in 911
Sep 28, 2018

Lisa Luckett Authors The Light in 9/11

By Lori Draz

Lisa Luckett Light in 911

The Journal has printed “We will never forget” in each issue since the September 11 attack. Our community suffered greatly, and we keep the memories of all we lost alive. In September 2015, the Journal ran a story on Lisa Luckett, a mother of three and a 9-11 widow. Lisa fought through it all, including breast cancer, and she is true survivor in every sense. To read the original story, visit the

When Lisa Luckett became the widow of Teddy Luckett, a Cantor Fitzgerald trader, on Sept. 11, this smart, articulate and spiritual woman began a journey that changed her life as much as the events of that day.

“Teddy was my best and dearest friend; a man with a great sense of humor and a calm, quiet charm. He loved his friends, life, soccer and sailing and me … and then his kids,” she said. “We married in 1990 and had our daughter Jennifer in 1994. We moved to Fair Haven in 1997 and Billy Luckett arrived 6 months later. Timmy was born on May 9, 2001 after we both had turned 40.”

Lisa Luckett the Light in 911Lisa went on to start a company called Cozmeena, which means “where love lives.” They knit beautiful Cozmeena shawls for those in need, but it’s much more. Visit and you’ll enter a virtual community of healing and support, full of personal stories about paying it forward and giving back, and resources like Cozmeena Cares section, a directory of support, services, research and assistance for those battling cancer and their families.

Now Lisa has authored The Light in 9/11: Shocked by Kindness, Healed by Love. She explores the discovery of the lessons learned in tragedy.

Just a few of the many thought-provoking and insightful lessons include framing 9/11 in a new light, and shifting perspective to find wisdom and light in the face of tragedy; coping  with grief through trauma management; using kindness to make the world a better place; facing fear and leaning into struggle to find personal empowerment; removing the stigma around emotional and mental health issues; and much more about embracing the Cycle of Healing.

“The most important message I hope readers take from The Light in 9/11 is that in time, even the worst experience will settle in – and everything will be OK.”

The Light in 9/11: Shocked by Kindness, Healed by Love was launched at River Road Books in Fair Haven on July 25, and Luckett was flattered by the response. The book sold over 500 copies in the first week.

“People have said they can’t put it down, often reading it in one or two sittings,” she said. “That makes me so happy.”

Luckett is an extraordinary women, eager to listen and to share. She is happy to speak to groups about her journey.

For more information, visit, or connect with Luckett on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.