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IN People ON 04 Aug, 2014
In life, we go through certain phases, then there a turn comes and we realize that we are made for just this thing. We take that turn and realize that how much happiness we have given to this world and to our own self by listening to our own heart. Scott Neeson had a successful career in film industry of 26 years, he was the president of Fox Studios in 2003 and made the movies like Braveheart, Titanic and Die another day. He visited Cambodia same year and while coming from Angkor Wat, he passed through Phnom Penh, which was a stinking garbage dump where as much as 3000 people live, it includes rag pickers, children who had several diseases, and kids of prostitutes who jump on one piece of food like scavengers. At the same time, Scott received a call from a hollywood's actor agent who was complaining about some special food which he wanted for the flight. This gave Scott a final push to do something for these kids.
Scott had everything from $3.5 Million mansion at Beverly hills, a $1 million salary, a Porsche, a yacht and he spent his weekends hanging out with Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise etc. He sold all his possessions and sold all of them at sale. He was so determined to do for the kids, that there is nothing that would stop him. He made NGO Cambodian Children's Fund at Phnom Penh, he used to immerse himself in the dirt and trash, with all stinking smells but there was nothing that could break his grit. Follow this amazing man's story through pictures. His remarkable work should be followed at Cambodian Children's Fund Facebook page. His NGO now supports 2000 children and every day they are getting better. He deserves plenty of good wishes and shoutouts for this great achievement. Share his story with everyone. We at "evrystry" feel that Scott deserves a salute. You can follow us on twitter @evrystory.
Scott Neeson had best of the best from limos to private jets to gorgeous girlfriends, but he realized these were all not worth life he wanted. He had a huge mansion in Beverly Hills.
This is the biggest garbage dump where thousands of poor kids were living a miserable life when Scott reached there.
Kids all around the Phnom Penh call Scott as their dad or "Papa"
No one has seen almighty , but Scott gets the respect of being a great human by the locals, he arrived like an angel for all these kids.
Here is a kid who came to CFF in very traumatized state and see how grew, all thanks to CFF team and Scott's passion.
Here's a journey of one little girl, from aged 5 years to having just turned 9 years old. Going clockwise from top left: 1) Finding a slightly traumatized Lina in our Community Centre playground in May 2010 2) First day at CCF! 3) First day (ever!) in school 4) Lina's 7th birthday, 2012 5) the now-9 year old Lina wins "Student of the Month". (Kind courtesy, CFF facebook page)
His charity provides more than 1500 kids free food 3 meals a day and free education and they also do sightseeing and sports activities regularly.
CCF presents Leadership Program present bicycles to help leaders with the important work they're doing. These leaders take care of evening food program, help the grannies and aid the people who need it most.
Because of civil war, millions of Cambodians live in poverty, and Scott tries his best to accommodate the kids and just change their life. We salute his courage.
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