Zach Bolster was living the good life in New York City last year when his world turned upside down. In a matter of months, the 35-year old went from having a lucrative career on Wall Street to creating and running a non-profit in a small town outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. All because of his mom.
Bolster was the vice president at a successful hedge fund. His then fiancé Patricia Wu, 36, had a successful career in real estate.
“I was in New York living my life and we were both intensely focused on our careers, but we were really happy. But then my mom got diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer and we dropped everything and moved in with my mom. We were all focusing on getting my mom better.”
Bolster’s mom Gloria had a pain in her shoulder. She thought it was a pulled muscle. That was the only clue that …