Diane Sherwood – Diane is the founder and President of Remember Rally, Inc., a non-profit organization that has raised funds for the 9-11 rescue workers for the last several years. Thousands were exposed to numerous toxins from 9-11 and ongoing medical treatment will be needed for years to come. The goal of Remember Rally is to now expand their mission by creating a specialized health facility for those affected by chemical or toxin exposure. Not only would people from 9-11 be treated but categories such as Viet Nam Vets exposed to Agent Orange, military personnel affected from the Gulf War or the Iraq/Afghanistan War, Katrina, oil spills, Libby, MT and workplace contaminants. The facility will be called the Healing Sanctuary. Remember Rally is incorporated in the state of South Dakota and Minnesota. Diane lives and works in Luverne, MN.
Dr. William Meggs – Dr. Meggs is a board-certified toxicologist, professor of emergency medicine at East Carolina University, and chief of toxicology at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. He is one of the engineers of the theory of neurogenic switching, which is related to the study of inflammation. Co-author of the book “The Inflammation Cure”, Dr. Meggs has worked for more than 35 years as a scientist and physician. More and more research supports Dr. Meggs belief that dietary and environmental factors play a role in damage to the human body, contributing to numerous diseases and maladies.
Dr. Meggs is currently the research study leader with a team of biomedical scientists in the study of new medicines to treat Gulf War illnesses. Dr. Meggs resides in North Carolina.
Marvin Bethea – Marvin Bethea, paramedic, was on the scene as a first responder during the 9-11 tragedy. Mr. Bethea was buried under debris when the first World Trade Center tower fell. Upon escape, Bethea helped another victim to safety as the second tower began to collapse. He was then covered in debris, only to escape once again. Despite his own trauma, Marvin returned to Ground Zero on September 14, 2001 to provide more aid to victims, rescue workers, and volunteers assisting in the search. Five weeks later he suffered a stroke attributed to 9-11 stress and later was diagnosed with adult onset asthma, post traumatic stress disorder and chronic rhinitis. Mr. Bethea currently takes 13-15 medications daily to treat his multiple conditions. Marvin is also the Co-Founder and Vice President of ‘Unsung Heroes Helping Heroes’, an organization that works to ensure that those affected by 9-11 aren’t forgotten. Marvin Bethea lives in New York.
Adria Benson – Adria Benson graduated from Winona State University in Winona, MN in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Work and a minor in Psychology and currently has a social work license. She works for the Women’s Resource Center in Winona where she serves as the Sexual Assault Interagency Council Coordinator/advocate/support group co-facilitator. She also works for the Home and Community Options where she provides direct care for developmentally disabled women in a residential setting.
Dennis Remme – Dennis is from Magnolia, Minnesota, a rural community 30 miles east of Sioux Falls, SD. Dennis has been in the concrete business for over 20 years. He is the owner of Remme Construction which focuses on concrete placement for agri-business. Some of his projects include dairy facilities, cattle and hog confinement buildings, as well as commercial buildings. Dennis has been involved with Remember Rally, Inc. and the Healing Sanctuary project over the past three years.
Norma Remme – Norma is married to Dennis Remme. Prior to owning her own business, Norma spent 15 years involved with Child Support Enforcement for Rock County, located in Luverne, Minnesota. She is currently a business partner in Remme Construction and Remmedez Salon. Norma has been involved with Remember Rally, Inc. and the Healing Sanctuary project for three years.
Remember Rally, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization.