Join Juble it! ONE in THREE campaign and donate one dollar in three seconds towards the Cancer Research Institute, a non-profit dedicated to controlling, curing and treating all cancers
By Elliott O'Hara
To commemorate our company’s debut at the 2018 Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City, Paolo Dominguez and I are launching the ONE in THREE campaign in support of finding and funding cures for cancer in partnership with the Cancer Research Institute, a non-profit dedicated to controlling, curing and treating all cancers.
Each member of the Juble it! team has experienced personal losses from cancer, but sadly my family story strikes deep.
When my friend and father-in-law Floyd Wayne “Paw Paw” Woodward learned about his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, he handled it with the strength and resolve I’ve always admired about him. It’s been close to 13 months since he’s passed but I still think daily about the matter-of-fact way he asked his doctors, ‘how long do I have?;’ his commitment to making sure his wife Peggy would be taken care of and his strength to take care of himself for as long as possible.
“Paw Paw” wasn’t fond of taking charity, So I approached him the way I knew it could work.
“Paw Paw, I have a favor to ask of you. I want to enjoy every moment you have left with you. This isn’t about me helping you out at all. This is about me wanting to spend as much time as I can with you. Will you please move in with my family and me?”
He thought about it and agreed to the move.
I watched what cancer did to the strongest man I ever knew. I was with him on his last trip out of the house to buy his wife a Christmas present, I carried him up the stairs because he couldn’t make it. I was with him as he took his final breath, I helped carry his body down the same stairs.
One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Now, my Juble it! partner Paolo Dominguez and I can celebrate the strength and spirit of “Paw Paw” by launching the ONE in THREE campaign in support of finding and funding cures for cancer in partnership with the Cancer Research Institute.
The Juble it! team knows how much I hate cancer. They know how the pain of losing “Paw Paw” remains raw for me.
Take three seconds. Give one dollar. Cancer, your time is running out. We WILL beat you!