Grandpa Dying Of Cancer Drives Ubers To Raise Money For His Family
Three weeks ago, a routine Uber ride became the beginning of a life-changing journey for two men in Michigan.
Two years ago, 69-year-old driver Kenneth Broskey was diagnosed with cancer. Ten days ago, he learned he has as little as two weeks to live.
Worried his 46-year-old daughter and her two children would no longer be able to afford their $95,000 mortgage after he dies, the selfless grandfather pledged to continue working to earn money for his family.
And three weeks ago, Broskey received a call to pick up 22-year-old Ronald Gainer, a student at Washtenaw Community College.
While driving to Ann Arbor, the two got to talking, and Gainer immediately “felt super compelled to help him,” as he later explained to ABC News.
With the help of friend Sebastian Jackson, Gainer set up a GoFundMe account for Broskey and hosted a fundraiser dinner for the driver. Since then, they've raised over $50,000
Uber reps got wind of Broskey's story and donated $5,000 to help his cause. Additionally, the company pledged to donate $1 for every rider who uses the promo code #UberPartnerKen through April 20.
Still, Broskey is committed to driving every day to help raise money for his daughter and grandkids.
Gainer told ABC News,
I admire him so much. His love for his family is limitless.
Want to help? There's still time -- head to GoFundMe and pledge whatever you can afford or use the #UberPartnerKen promo on your next ride.