Actor Edward Norton, one of the leading roles in the movie «Fight club», headed a fundraising to help Syrian refugee who lost his wife and daughter in the bombing.
The online campaign, aimed at raising money to help the victims and surviving members of his family to move to Michigan, has already raised $392.000, and is attracting new funds.
46-year-old actor learned about the history of a refugee, which made him cry, from the project «Humans of New York» dedicated to photos and stories of new Yorkers. The project founder Brandon Stanton recently focused on the theme «Syrian Americans», telling stories of refugees coming to the USA.
One of them, whose name is not disclosed, was working in Syria as a scientist. After the attack, which killed 16 people, including seven members of his family, with his son and daughter he went to Turkey, where they could not work without a residence permit and barely paid the rent. In addition, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer, but he could not afford treatment.
After the dissemination of the history academic network, he has a chance to undergo expensive treatment, but Barack Obama has invited the family of a refugee in the United States.
ABC News quoted a migrant who wants to return to his work.
Three times nominee for the Oscar, Edward Norton was born in Boston and grew up in Maryland, in five years became interested in theater, and in eight years debuted on stage in a local production. World fame came to the actor in 1999 through participation in the adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk «Fight club». In 2014, the actor played the role of a Broadway actor in the black Comedy «Birdman». The work of Norton has received extremely high ratings world of film critics and numerous awards. In collaboration with Stuart Blumberg and producer bill Migliore Norton founded the company «Class 5 Films».