A Michigan grandfather who is stricken with cancer has taken up two jobs in an attempt to pay off his home for his family.
69-year-old Kenneth Broskey, who hails from Livonia, Michigan, is working as both an Uber driver as well as a real estate agent in the Detroit area
At the same time as working these jobs, Broskey is also battling cancer, something that he was diagnosed with two years ago. According to ABC News, Broskey was told 10 days ago that he only has between two and 10 weeks to live.
Broskey has been told that he should immediately relocate to a hospice for care, where he can be treated for his Stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer with lung metastases. However Broskey has continued to work in both jobs since he wants to raise as much money as he possibly can for his 46-year-old daughter and his two grandchildren, who are aged 13 and nine.
Broskey’s main ambition is that he will earn enough to purchase the home that he shares with the trio.
Speaking to ABC News, Broskey explained, “Once I pass away, chances are my daughter, who’s a part-time waitress at a small restaurant in Livonia, will lose the house we live in because she won’t be able to afford it anymore. So I’m doing everything for her and my grandkids at this point.”
Broskey then insisted, “When you find out you’re dying, you realize your family and friends are so important.”
Broskey wants to raise $95,000 to pay off the mortgage of his home, and thanks to the efforts of 22-year-old Ronald Granier he is now even closer to his desired total.
About three weeks ago, Broskey picked up Gainer and when they started talking the 69-year-old told him of his current plight. Gainer was immediately struck by Gainer’s tale and he “felt super-compelled to help him.”
Working alongside Sebastian Jackson, the owner of The Social Club, a popular barber shop in Detroit, and communications expert Karen Dumas, Broskey has started a GoFundMe account, which started on Monday.
In just over four days the astonishing amount of $74,376 has been raised, which means they are just over $20,000 short of their desired total. Uber themselves have donated $5,000 to the cause too.
Despite the fact that he only has a few weeks left to live, Broskey insists that he’s going to continue driving with the assistance of morphine pills. Meanwhile Gainer has admitted that he and Broskey are now “tight friends,” which began because of his “indescribable love” for his family.
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