How ‘Shark Tank’ helped deceased firefighter Keith Young’s dream come true

Last Sunday, the children of FDNY Firefighter Keith Young made his dream come true by successfully pitching his invention on Shark Tank.

Keith Young was a great cook, winning several cooking competitions. He invented a new kind of cutting board, the Cup Board Pro, and hoped to market it. He died of World Trade Center-related synovial sarcoma last year, at the age of 53. His wife died of cancer in 2012.

His children, Kaley, 24,  Christian, and Kiera, 15, obtained funding from all 5 “sharks” and are planning to donate any proceeds they earn to other firefighters sick from their work at the site after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

“I couldn’t think of a better thing for this product to do. It’s going to help so many current firemen who are sick with 9/11-related cancer. I’m really grateful for this opportunity to now have this product represent even more, and to have a big purpose behind it as well” Kaley told reporter Lauren Sarner of the NY Post.

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