He lost his mother on 9/11. She worked for Marsh & McLennan on the 97th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, right in the middle of the impact zone (93rd-99th floors) of the terrorist attacks.
Initially, after 9/11, Amish was angry, depressed, and confused. He stopped eating voluntarily, and he stopped caring about life. He was just 7 years old.