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Paul Walker’s Daughter Launches Foundation in Loving Memory of Her Father

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“When you put good will out there, it’s amazing what can be accomplished.” That’s what Paul Walker used to say. He would have turned 42 on Saturday, but a fiery car accident took him away from his dear ones. Other than being passionate about highly customized cars, the Fast and Furious star also was a man of spontaneous goodwill.

Did you know that Paul Walker started off in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless? Sure, most of these were minor roles, it was only the starting of the Fast and Furious franchise through which the actor would gain prominence. After reprising his part in five of the next six installments, a tragical and unexpected car accident shocked both his fellow actors and worldwide fans.

Even though producers in Hollywood used his name and his fame to promote the franchise, Paul Walker was a lot more than just a person of showbiz. He founded the Charity “Reach Out Worldwide” (ROWW), an organization providing relief efforts for areas affected by natural disasters.

As a matter of fact, according to his 16-year-old daughter, he was a great philanthropist having been involved in all sorts of environmentalist actions. “His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill,” are some of the reasons Meadow Walker has decided to launch the Paul Walker Foundation, an organization that will carry out her father’s legacy.

According to the organization’s website, one of the ways the Foundation will empower future generations is by providing grants and scholarships to selected students and researchers pursuing marine science educations or working on advancements in the field. One of the goals is to leave people better educated and better equipped to deal with the challenges of tomorrow.

The Fast and Furious crew’s tribute to Paul Walker in the Furious 7 movie was quite emotional, but we have to say we find his daughter’s gesture a lot more inspiring.
 

Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions. His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill. I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with the world. I want to share that part of him with others. I am tremendously proud to be launching The #PaulWalkerFoundation (@paulwalkerfdn) on his birthday. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my father. #DoGood

A photo posted by Meadow Walker (@meadowwalker) on Sep 12, 2015 at 9:00am PDT

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