June 28, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s father’s health has improved after a tragic boating accident

Travis Kalanick, the founder of Uber, photographed at BBC Broadcasting House in October 2014
By cellanr [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Travis Kalanick Uber CEO Travis Kalanick posted a heartfelt letter about his parents on Thursday after he lost his mother, Bonnie Kalanick, in a tragic boating accident last weekend . His father was in critical condition after the crash, but Kalanick wrote today that his health has improved in the last two days.

In his post, Kalanick reflected on the kind of person his mother was, saying “she was a lover. She wore her heart on her sleeves — yes, both of them — and when she walked into a room, her warmth, her smile and her joy would instantly fill it.”

Kalanick also added more details on what happened during the horrendous accident that took his mother’s life. … My Mom asked my Dad to take over driving, a switch I’ve seen them do dozens of times before. But this time before they switched, our family dog got in the way, and the wheel turned sharply to the right. My Dad, seeing the boat heading straight for the rocks, swung the steering wheel back, but it was too late. The boat hit the rocks. My seventy-eight year old Dad was thrown into a deep eddy, badly injured with five broken […]

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