Edward Norton helps raise more than $400K for US-bound Syrian scientist

  • Actor Edward Norton spearheads an online campaign to raise fund for a Syrian scientist who lost some of his family members to war
  • The refugee’s touching story was shared on Humans of New York site and has gone viral on Facebook
  • The crowdfunding initiative has raised more than $400,000 and still growing

121506Hollywood actor Edward Norton has actively campaigned to raise funds for a Syrian scientist who lost his wife and daughter to the civil war in the conflict-torn Middle East country.

Norton spearheaded an online campaign to help the Syrian refugee to come to America and settle with his surviving son and daughter in Troy, Michigan after watching the man’s story onHumans of New York.

As of December 15, the crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $400,000 and still growing by the hour.

The Syrian Americans

Humans of New York founder Brandon Stanton shared the scientist’s story “The Syrian Americans” which was aimed to highlight the plight of refugees who are coming to the United States. The feature has caught the attention of the 46-year-old Primal Fear and Fight Club actor.

“I saw this story on one of my favorite sites, Humans of New York, and it moved me to tears. This man has suffered profound loss that would crush the spirit of many people and yet he still passionately wants a chance to contribute positively to the world,” Norton wrote on Crowdraise fundraiser website. (Click here to read more)

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