“We wish a lot of things were different, but mostly we wish we’d had more time. If you are a parent and have any capacity to spend more time with your kids, do,”
A self-proclaimed ‘workaholic’ father whose eight-year-old son perished suddenly in his sleep has urged others to learn from his mistake and prioritize family. Tech-company founder J.R Storment laid bare the heartache he experienced following the demise of one of his twin boys, Wiley. Storment described how his life had become consumed by work since he co-founded the Portland-based cloud management start-up, Cloudability, in 2011. But tragically, just three weeks ago, Wiley suddenly perished in his sleep after suffering a rare complication brought on by mild childhood epilepsy. Storment said Wiley’s passing was a sobering reminder of how short life is, and that so many people struggle to balance their work and their family life healthily. Storment admitted his life had been consumed by work ever since he co-founded the Portland-based cloud management start-up, Cloudability, in 2011 – the same year his twins Oliver and Wiley were born.
In a now-viral post on LinkedIn, tech-company founder J.R Storment laid bare the heartache he experienced following the loss of one of his twin boys.
“A journal of Wiley’s we found the day after he died”