Keanu Reeves Has Secretly Been Financing Children's Hospitals
Keanu Reeves has earned himself a reputation as the good guy in Hollywood.
The 54-year-old is known the world over for his role in Matrix and his charity.
What his fans didn't know, however, is that he has been running a private foundation for over 10 years, which helps children's hospitals and in research for a cure for cancer...
But the Canadian was not pursued by luck. His girlfriend at the time, Jennifer Syme, became pregnant with his child, but his world collapsed when it became clear that it would be a miscarriage. This loss always stood between the two - which is why the relationship broke.
Tragically, Jennifer died in a car accident 18 months after the separation. Reeves had lost his last love, his best friend and his daughter...
Despite the years of fame and the wealth that went with them, something still gnawed at Keanu; something that drove him to want to do more and more.
That is why he secretly founded a cancer foundation in memory of his little sister, who had been diagnosed with leukemia years before.
"I have a private foundation that has been running for five, six years and it helps a few children's hospitals and cancer research," he told the Ladies Home Journal. "I don't attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does."
Keanu didn't want the foundation to make headlines. For him, it was simply a way to help the world, whether people know about it or not.