Inspiring stories from our pros - Steve S.

DustiO Administrator, Moderator Posts: 1,611
edited December 2020 in Inspiration

A 4 time Top Pro, with nearly 900 hires, Steve S is a handyman in San Francisco. But 7 years ago Steve didn’t even own a screwdriver! He shared his incredible journey with us: 

“In 2011 I was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer and given 6 months to live. But, after several months the cancer was knocked down. A handyman friend of mine wanted to get me out of my house so he started taking me on jobs with him... I often say that cancer gave me a second chance at life. And now, thanks to Thumbtack, I can work when I want to work, I can pay my bills - I consider myself one of the luckiest men in the world. What more can I ask for?”

To hear Steve, and more inspiring words from our pros, watch this video from a few months back.


  • Meckell
    Meckell Administrator Posts: 106

    Steve is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  • Danielle_Penn
    Danielle_Penn Community Leader Posts: 38

    Wow! Such an inspiration for us all! Amazing story.

  • PomeranzLaw
    PomeranzLaw Community Leader Posts: 32

    This is awesome!

  • PSD
    PSD Posts: 2

    There is an old saying that we should always remember. "This too will pass." Keep the faith, stay positive and be more interested in learning about others than in just selling and talking about yourself.

  • perrysto
    perrysto Community Leader Posts: 3

    Steve, your energy is infectious. I'm grateful for you and your spirit.

    Keep inspiring.