My name is Marissa Hacker and I am 17 years old and I am the founder of Fantastic Friends. I have a twin brother, Matthew, who has Autism, and his autism makes him face problems with socialization and making friends.
The night before our 15th birthday, Matthew came home crying, from a summer camp. He told me that he was upset because he didn’t have any friends. This made me want to help him make friends as fast as I could, because in that moment I truly understood his pain of being lonely.