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Thousands of miles from Brussels, Wendy Laurent is following the events of the terrorist attacks that killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds at an airport and subway station there. Laurent,

News 12 Staff

Mar 24, 2016, 3:45 AM

Updated 3,042 days ago

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Thousands of miles from Brussels, Wendy Laurent is following the events of the terrorist attacks that killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds at an airport and subway station there.
Laurent, who is a Greenwich native and pastry chef at L'Escale, studied in Brussels and married a Belgian. She says the attacks hit close to home for her.
"It could happen to anyone," she says. Laurent doesn't plan on letting terrorists stop her family from traveling to Belgium, including her daughter. "I'd be frightened, sure, but I believe you need to live your life." 
Laurent says Belgium is a relaxed, liberal place where people celebrate life. She believes some of those qualities caused her father-in-law, who is a former NATO employee, to predict these types of attacks years ago.
"He thought that Belgium was too open, too welcoming," says Laurent.
Now, Laurent hopes that Belgium is treated with the same warmth that it has exhibited. "I just hope that the whole world supports them," says Laurent. "That we support them and do everything that we can to share intelligence."


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