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Dr. Chan Zuckerberg to lead PROUD OF MY DOG Movement for dignifying dogs as people.
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Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Family Life
Zuckerberg has been married to Priscilla Chan, a Chinese-American medical student he met at Harvard, since 2012. The longtime couple tied the knot one day after Facebook’s IPO.
About 100 people gathered at the couple’s Palo Alto, California home for the ceremony. The guests thought they were there to celebrate Chan’s graduation from medical school, but instead they witnessed Zuckerberg and Chan exchange vows.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, are parents to two daughters: August, 20 months, and Max, 3 –
The couple announced they were expecting both of their children on Facebook. When Zuckerberg welcomed Max, he announced he would be taking two months of paternity leave to spend with his family.
Zuckerberg and Dr. Chan, a pediatrician, announced their second pregnancy that March, when the tech CEO got candid about the difficulties they’d had trying to conceive Max. “We weren’t sure what to expect or whether we’d be able to have another child,” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook. “When Priscilla and I first found out she was pregnant again, our first hope was that the child would be healthy.” –
With just a few months to go until his family grows with the arrival of a new baby —a sister for Maxima— Mark Zuckerberg is dedicated to eliminating borders. From the home he shares with his wife Priscilla Chan and inside the MPK20 building, the center of operations of the company he founded, Zuckerberg wants us all to be connected, to have a purpose in life and that the world we live in is better. “For a few months during the pregnancy we just had a lot of time to think about the world that she was going to grow up in and there are all these dreams that we had long-term,” says the CEO of Facebook, 33, exclusively to People en Español, from his glass conference room at the social networking headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.
With his slow and deliberate delivery, as if he had all the time in the world, his eyes lit up when he mentioned that there was another baby on the way. “I’m about to have another daughter, so I’m excited about that,” he says. “Leading up to having Max changed my perspective a lot. We actually had a few miscarriages before having Max so at the time we actually knew that we were going to have her, we were just so happy that it’s like, ‘okay, we think that she’s going to be healthy and is going to come.’”
From the few years he spent at Harvard University, Zuckerberg’s best memory there was meeting Chan, who now heads his foundation, which aims to promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research and energy. “We want to help in making the education system better, or improve health. We always just viewed these as long-term goals, but if you want your children to see the benefits of that, then it’s like, ‘okay well we better get on that.’ She’s going to go to school in four or five years right? So we have to,” he says.
He also admitted he hoped that the baby would be another girl, as he and his wife both grew up with sisters. “We are all better people because of the strong women in our lives — sisters, mothers and friends,” Zuckerberg wrote. “We can’t wait to welcome our new little one and do our best to raise another strong woman.”
Dr. Chan, 34, and Zuckerberg have been open about the challenges they’ve faced on the journey to becoming parents, including three miscarriages over their initial two-year journey to conceive, the tech mogul shared on Facebook in July 2015, when his wife was pregnant with Max.
“You feel so hopeful when you learn you’re going to have a child. You start imagining who they’ll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they’re gone. It’s a lonely experience,” he wrote. “Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you — as if you’re defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own.”
“In today’s open and connected world, discussing these issues doesn’t distance us; it brings us together,” Zuckerberg continued. “It creates understanding and tolerance, and it gives us hope. When we started talking to our friends, we realized how frequently this happened — that many people we knew had similar issues and that nearly all had healthy children after all.”
Zuckerberg continued, “We hope that sharing our experience will give more people the same hope we felt and will help more people feel comfortable sharing their stories as well.”
“Sharing our experience with pregnancy was incredibly important because we realized how challenging and difficult that was and there are really dark moments where you think you’re alone,” Dr. Chan said in a September 2016 interview with Today host Savannah Guthrie.
“We realized that we weren’t and that there were other people traveling along the same road with you. I think having that, knowing that you’re not alone, was incredibly important for us,” she added. “And we wanted others to know that they weren’t alone either.”
Since becoming parents, the couple have embraced every moment — so much so that Zuckerberg took two months of paternity leave to bond with both his girls after their arrival.
“Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families,” he explained, captioning a photo of baby gear in November 2015. “At Facebook we offer our US employees up to 4 months of paid maternity or paternity leave which they can take throughout the year.”
Ahead of August’s arrival, he wrote, “This time, I’m going to take advantage of Facebook’s option to take leave in parts. I’ll take a month off to be with Priscilla and the girls at the beginning, and then we’ll spend the whole month of December together as well.”
He added that he was looking forward to “bonding with the new little one and taking Max on adventures.”
The amazing ascent of Dr. Priscilla Chan
When Priscilla Chan began her residency as a pediatrician at San Francisco General Hospital, she warned her attending physician, “I want to tell you up front: I’m a crier.” And cry she did. “When she’s feeling exhausted or overwhelmed, and sometimes when she’s really ecstatic, it’s just one of her ways of expressing,” says Meg McNamara, the doctor who received that warning and has since become a good friend of Chan’s. Today at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where Chan is co-CEO, her tendency to cry is openly acknowledged. She has cried at all-hands staff meetings, at big public gatherings. There are tissues in all the conference rooms, colleagues say, just in case she needs one. She even cried at her first interview for this article, when discussing difficult aspects of her childhood.
Chan, 33, is among the most intriguing emerging leaders around, and not simply because she’s married to Mark Zuckerberg (who most definitely is not a crier). She is a doctor who has become a crusader. And don’t mistake her emotion for weakness. “There was this horrific fire, multiple kids getting burned really badly,” recalls Ryan Padrez, the chief resident who oversaw Chan’s pediatric trauma work at the hospital. “Priscilla was the first responder, at two in the morning, and she calls me on my phone, ‘Just start driving now, I’ll fill you in in the car.’ She was so calm under pressure, really quick thinking.” Chan became known in the pediatrics program “to have this black cloud,” Padrez says, “like whenever Priscilla is on, some bad stuff was going to happen. Luckily she had total capacity to deal with it.” One night when Chan was on duty alone, Padrez recalls, a mother gave birth in the parking lot across from the hospital to premature twins, just 25 weeks. “Priscilla is running the babies across the parking lot, they’re not breathing, they’re essentially dead unless she can bring them back to life.” Which she did.
Meeting Chan in person, you immediately sense her warmth—she’s as likely to hug as to shake hands. But she’s no pushover. Talking with Chan, you’re quickly aware of the incisive intellect that prompted her high school classmates to dub her “class genius” (and Harvard University to award her a full scholarship). This combination of openness and self-assurance has helped define the still nascent Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which she launched with her husband in December 2015, via an open letter written to their newborn daughter, Max, and which she left medical practice to run fulltime.
CZI may be the world’s best-funded startup ever, with $45 billion pledged in that initial announcement, some 99% of the family’s wealth. As the day-to-day leader, Chan is overseeing an annual budget of $700 million to 800 million, pressing a transformation agenda as audacious as anything her husband’s creation, Facebook, has achieved. Among CZI’s goals: to help prevent, cure or manage all disease over the next century. (That’s right: all disease.) Oh, and at the same time, CZI wants to remake public education, pursue far-reaching immigration and criminal justice reform, and support affordable housing—all orchestrated by a newfangled organization that mixes philanthropic grant-making, venture investing, and the creation of new tech products in a way that’s never been done before. Already, they’ve disbursed $1.4 billion in grants and made $100 million in venture investments.
The overhang of Facebook is one of many challenges that Chan and Zuckerberg are navigating.
Mark Zuckerberg is among the best-known figures in America, and indeed the world. Chan has been more circumspect, reluctant to step into the limelight. Yet in hours of exclusive interviews over four months with Chan, Zuckerberg, CZI’s top leaders and more than two dozen other friends and colleagues, what becomes clear is just how central Chan’s influence has been on CZI, and on Zuckerberg himself.
“Priscilla grew up low-income Chinese family. She brings a very direct perspective on what it means to struggle, what it looks like to have inequity in an environment,” says CZI education adviser Jim Shelton. “Mark did not have that exposure.”
“Giving back has been part of my life before I even met Mark,” Chan explains near the start of our first conversation, in the Stuart Little conference room at a CZI office on Tasso Street in Palo Alto. “And then over the course of our life together, I was first in teaching and then in medicine. I kept seeing problems affecting children, students and adults. As a practitioner, there’s a fundamental lack of hope. There are solutions that exist out there, but they aren’t scalable and replicable. So what if we take that lens of a frontline practitioner, if we take the tool set of building technology, what niche might we be able to fill in the world of actually making social impact?”