An elderly man spent his last few weeks doing something noble. As an Uber driver, he did not want to leave his family with any debt.
A Michigan grandfather made an unexpected decision when he found out he had two to ten weeks left to l.i.v.e. He wanted to make sure that his family wouldn’t struggle after he died in 2015 after a two-year c.a.n.c.e.r b.a.t.t.l.e.
His health care professionals recommended he check into a hospice, but he had other plans. Kenneth Broskey, 69, refused to retire as a Detroit real estate agent. In addition, he decided to start another job for a commendable reason.
Broskey became an Uber driver to ensure he wouldn’t have to pay off his family’s mortgage. Having a place to live without worrying about his 46-year-old daughter and grandkids was his dream.
Once he p.a.s.s.e.d a.w.a.y, his daughter, who worked as a waitress, would not be able to afford their mortgage. He didn’t want her to lose the house we live in.
According to the elderly man, finding out about his impending d.e.a.t.h made him realize how important friends and family are to him. It never occurred to him that his new occupation would lead to such a wonderful outcome.
Broskey was helped by a kind-hearted student who needed a driver. Roland Gainer, a 22-year-old student at Washtenaw Community College, decided to help the elderly man after finding out why he worked.
According to Gainer, “I was asking him if he liked Uber driving, and then he explained it was also helping him earn extra money before he d.i.e.d.” This story compelled Gainer to help him.
He raised $22,000 within three days. Uber provided a statement about its contribution.
Using the promo code “UberPartnerKen,” the company will continue to donate $1 to the elderly man’s cause.
The family’s mortgage was $95,000, and he wanted to pay it off. He was able to work thanks to his morphine pills. The grandfather was applauded by the student and many others.
Gainer noted that the man’s love for his family knew no bounds. Netizens were touched by the man’s work ethic, despite his c.a.n.c.e.r.
His family certainly agrees and will never forget what he did for them. One user called him “a selfless man” and added: “His daughter is blessed to have such a loving parent.”