Generosity is key to the Rich Dad philosophy and last Friday, Robert Kiyosaki and the Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfilled the wish of a young man from Michigan named Jimmy Komara. This extraordinary teenager is very interested in his financial future and his one true wish was to meet Robert Kiyosaki.
Jimmy and his family arrived by limo at The Rich Dad Company headquarters located at 4330 N. Civic Center Plaza in Scottsdale. The day included one-on-one time with the co-founders Robert and Kim Kiyosaki, playing their internationally acclaimed CASHFLOW board game and meeting the entire Rich Dad team.
“What an outstanding day! Meeting Robert and Kim was truly a once in lifetime moment,” Jimmy said. “Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, they offered me an internship at The Rich Dad Company. This is the chance to learn first-hand what being a true entrepreneur is all about. Thank you to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Kiyosakis for making my dream a reality.”
A core value of The Rich Dad Company and one that both Robert and Kim Kiyosaki practice, is giving back to the community. This, combined with their ongoing message of courage, unleashing the potential of the human spirit and personal empowerment, is a fundamental principle on which the company has been built.
“My first response when I heard about Jimmy’s wish was ‘Why me’ He is an inspiration to us all and I was humbled by his request. What a great day, not only for Kim and me, but for the entire Rich Dad family,” Robert Kiyosaki said.
Jimmy, 18, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer characterized by tumors found in bone or soft tissue. Ewing’s sarcoma occurs most frequently in male teenagers, with a peak from ages 10 to 20. He is now in remission and will be attending the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business in Tempe this fall.
“Robert and Kim Kiyosaki are shining examples of why the Make-A-Wish Foundation continues to flourish,” said Brent Goodrich, Make-A-Wish Foundation spokesperson. “The huge success of the day was apparent in seeing Jimmy’s most heartfelt wish come true. The Rich Dad Company remained true to its mission by enriching the life of a young man who’s shown so much courage and spirit while confronting this serious medical challenge in his life.”