Catching up with one of the Children of 9/11

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(CBS) -- Roughly 3,000 children lost their parents on Sept. 11 and for many the trauma of that day has followed them into adulthood. Fifteen years later, Brook Silva-Braga caught up with one of the children of 9/11.

Before Matt Van Auken moved to Portland, Oregon, from New Jersey, he finally did what he had long avoided and visited his father's name at the World Trade Center.

"I just stood there for a while and let it come out," he recalled. "I was, like, now I can go. Now I can leave."

The visit that finally helped him make peace with his father's death was twelve years after 9/11.

He explained to Silva-Braga how that horrific morning has affected his life to this day.