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Shark Tank ‘s members all support FDNY firefighter’s invention after his passing from 9/11 related illness

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The hosts of TV’s Shark Tank have come together to support an FDNY firefighter’s invention, long after he had died from complications related to 9/11.

The late Kevin Young was honored on Sunday after his children promoted his invention on the show, the Cup Board Pro. A chopping block that had a detachable bowl for cleanup, the inventor never saw the item take off- he had died of cancer in March.

Now, his three children pitched the project, telling the hosts that their father had to delay the project due to losing their mom to cancer in 2012.

According to CBS News, the panel invested $100,000 into the project, and pledged to donate any proceeds from their cut to support 9/11 first responders who fall prey to illness.

“Our dad would probably be so proud of us and, like, so happy that we’re continuing on his legacy, his dream,” said Young’s daughter, 15-year-old Keira Young.

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