‘Taught Me the Importance of Caregivers’ – Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Draws on Real-Life Experience for an Amazing Initiative

Published 06/22/2022, 4:37 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 06: Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Reddit, and Partner at Y Combinator, Alexis Ohanian speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 – Day 3 at The Manhattan Center on May 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, is currently one of the best social media influencers. His various campaigns through his businesses and foundations have been gaining a lot of attention lately.

Ohanian created the Seven Seven Six foundation to support start-ups and entrepreneurs in their nascent careers. Recently, his foundation collaborated with Aidaly, a caregiver foundation. 

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Alexis Ohanian’s company partnered with Aidaly for a great initiative

Earlier on Instagram, Ohanian shared a video where he had a virtual interaction with the CEO of the Aidaly, Maggie Norris. In that interview, she talked about using the latest technology and software to educate people about various caregiving programs.

In the caption of his Instagram post, Ohanian talked about his mom’s battle with cancer and the importance of caregivers. “My mom’s fight with terminal brain cancer in the early days of founding @Reddit taught me the importance of caregivers. I saw my dad step up into this role while also running his own small business. Most Americans aren’t so lucky: the emotional toll, out-of-pocket expenses, and the abysmal lack of paid family and medical leave in the US means too many family members are forced to choose between caregiving and a full-time job,” Ohanian wrote.

“@sevensevensix has led this seed round in @joinaidaly because we can clearly see the impact that fair compensation backed by technology will have for family caregivers & their loved ones,” he further said on Twitter.

Serena Williams victorious in her first match since coming back from injury

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Currently, Ohanian is spending his time in London with his wife Serena and daughter Olympia. Right now, the 23-time Grand Slam winner is playing at the Eastbourne International, where she won her first match in doubles.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Watch This Story: Queen Serena Williams arrives with her princes Olympia in London for her 24th Slam quest at Wimbledon Championships 2022

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Notably, she is playing with the current world no.3, Ons Jabeur, who recently won the Madrid Open. Yesterday, the American-Tunisian pair won a hard-fought match against the pair of Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova to move to the quarter-final. Incidentally, this was Serena’s first win since suffering a hamstring injury in last year’s Wimbledon.

How far can Serena go at the upcoming Wimbledon Championships? Let us know in the comments.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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