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Uber's Bozoma Saint John on the Impact of Her Husband's Death

Aired on 05/08/2018 | CC tv-14
Neither Bozoma Saint John, Uber's first chief brand officer, nor her husband, Peter, were strangers to cancer prior to Peter's own cancer diagnosis in 2013. Indeed, both of their mothers had battled breast cancer. However, Peter's cancer proved more aggressive. After a few months of unsuccessful treatment, he was given a few weeks to live.

Peter's death was devastating to Bozoma and the couple's then-4-year-old daughter, Lael. Yet, Bozoma says, her husband's passing also provided them with a gift: urgency.

"Now, it's really important that I'm urgent because I understand what it really means to live every day fully," Bozoma says. "Now, I don't wait. You know, if we want to do something, we make sure that we do it. ... We don't want to wait for some magical time in the future to make the memories."

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