9/11 Widows: Five Years Later

PEOPLE revisits the new moms who lost their husbands on the day of the attacks


The stay-at-home mom delivered a baby boy named August less than 48 hours after her firefighter husband Scott, 35, died at Ground Zero. Making his debut so soon after his father's death, August proved to be a welcome distraction for his older siblings Marisa, 9, Brenda, 8, and Scott Jr., 4. "My kids went from one day of being very sad," Larsen said, "to the next day having a baby brother."