“It’s so inspiring to see racial and generational gaps be broken for a good cause,” Jackson told ABC News today. “I wanted to help in any way I could.”
Over $22,000 was raised within three days, $5,000 of which was donated by Uber, the company’s Midwest representative Brooke Anderson told ABC News today.
“The company will continue donating an additional $1 for every rider who uses the promo-code “UberPartnerKen,” through April 20th,” Anderson added. “Ken is part of the community, and we were so struck by how he’s continuing to support his community and family every day even in the face of such challenges.”
“The Social Club” barber shop also held a fundraiser dinner on Wednesday that raised an additional $400 to $500, Gainer and Broskey said.
Broskey said though he’s been given an estimated two to 10 weeks left, he feels fine, and he’s going to keep driving with the help of morphine pills. Gainer and Broskey also continue to chat every day, and they’re “tight friends,” Gainer said.
“I admire him so much,” Gainer said. “Oh my god, his love for his family is limitless. This man is dying of cancer, and yet he’s still out there driving an Uber cab just for his family every day. That’s indescribable love.”
article by Avian Tan via abcnews.go.com