A Firefighter Died Before His Product Could Appear on ‘Shark Tank.’ Now 5 Sharks Are Investors

There’s never been a Shark Tank product quite like Cup Board Pro.

The inventor of the bamboo cutting board, a former New York City firefighter who died in March from a rare form of cancer related to his 9/11 cleanup efforts, didn’t live to see his product make it on air. On Sunday’s episode, Young’s children Kiera, Christian, and Kaley pitched their late father’s invention and scored a $100,000 investment–split evenly between all five Sharks–for 20 percent of the company. The Sharks pledged to invest any profits from the business to a charity benefiting firefighters suffering from illnesses related to the 9/11 cleanup.

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