Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Mike Friedman ’12, Co-Founder of TallOrder.Com, Partners with 9/11 Charity

At 6’9” and 6’11”, my twin brother Dan and I have always stood out for our size. As kids, we were commonly referred to as the “Twin Towers.” This deep-rooted irony is especially difficult for us because on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at age 11, we lost our father Andrew Friedman in the World Trade Center attacks.

After we lost our father, we were overwhelmed by the unwavering support and compassion we received from the community and several amazing charities, including Tuesday’s Children, a non-profit founded in the aftermath of 9/11 to help families and victims impacted by terrorism and trauma. Tuesday’s Children took care of my family and made sure there was stability in my life after my father’s tragic passing.

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