Dying Uber driver's dream comes true

A campaign to help a cancer-stricken Uber driver pay off his mortgage succeeded over the weekend with more than $100,000 raised in less than one week.

Livonia resident Ken Broskey, who has cancer, was featured Tuesday in a Detroit News column about the 69-year-old man's fast friendship with Roland Gainer, a 22-year-old community college student who started the GoFundMe campaign to help Broskey after a 12-minute ride in his car.

The campaign raised $102,338 in six days before it was closed. The goal was $95,000 to ensure Broskey's daughter, a single mother and waitress, can keep their home after her father dies.

 

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