Paul Walker’s Daughter Launches Foundation: ‘I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my father’
Paul Walker (“Pleasantville”, “Varsity Blues”, “The Skulls”) should have turned 42 on September 12. According to KSL 5 TV, Walker’s 16-year-old daughter Meadow, paid tribute to her late father by announcing the launch of the Paul Walker Foundation. Read on for more details.
Meadow took to Instagram with a post, “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,” she said.
The foundation aims to honor Paul Walker’s passion for the ocean through the provision of scholarship grants to selected students, as well as funding for researches in marine science education and advancements in the field.
Walker was a marine biology major back in college and spent a lot of his free time near the water. (via USA Today)
Paul Walker is prominently known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. A car accident caused his untimely death in 2013. He was a passenger of a Porsche Carrera GT that lost control and crashed in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. This was right after he attended his charity’s (Reach Out Worldwide) toy drive to raise money for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
CNN reports that his brother Cody, joined Reach Out Worldwide as brand manager in 2014 to carry on Paul’s philanthropic legacy.
To pay homage to Walker, the song “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa, appeared on the “Furious 7” soundtrack.
Photo Source: The Paul Walker Foundation