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Her father perished on 9/11. She became an advisor to help others plan for the unthinkable

  • Chloe Wohlforth was just 16-years-old when her father died on Sept. 11, 2001.
  • In the aftermath of those attacks, her family faced insurmountable grief and perplexing financial questions.
  • One financial advisor stepped in to help them pick up the pieces. Now an advisor herself, Chloe is in a position to help other families do the same.

Chloe Wohlforth, pictured with her father Martin, who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, said she still feels his presence in her life today.Courtesy: Chloe Wohlforth

For Chloe Wohlforth, Sept. 11, 2001 started out like an ordinary day.

That began to change as she was sitting in her high school French class in Greenwich, Connecticut, and a friend came in and said a plane had just flown into the World Trade Center in New York City.

Chloe's first instinct was that her father, Martin Phillips Wohlforth, 47, a managing director at Sandler O'Neill & Partners, with offices on the 104th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center, would be fine.

She quickly realized the situation was far more serious.

After getting picked up from school by her mother and grandmother, Chloe returned home to the beginning of a hectic time filled with a lot of uncertainty.

The family hung pictures of Martin, also known as "Buff," in the city as a missing person. Chloe made an appearance on TV news to describe what her father looked like in case he was found hurt or in a hospital.

That frantic search eventually turned to mourning when it became clear Martin did not make it out alive.

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