“Most people know me but don’t know my story. At the age of 3, I watched my father leave. I attended four different high schools and struggled with dyslexia, making my education more challenging than it is for most people. Eventually I left high school without earning a Diploma.
At the age of 23, my closest friend River Phoenix died of a drug overdose.
In 1988, I met Jeniffer Syme. We fell instantly in love and by 1999, Jennifer was pregnant with our daughter. Sadly, after eight months, our child was stillborn. We were devastated by her death and eventually ended our relationship. Eighteen months later, Jennifer died in a car accident. Since then I avoid serious relationships and having kids.
My younger sister had Leukemia. Today she is cured and I donated 70% from the movie Matrix to hospitals that treat Leukemia.
I am one of the only Hollywood stars without a mansion. I don’t have any bodyguard and I don’t wear fancy clothes. And even though I am said to be worth $100 Million, I still ride the subway and I love it!
So in the end, I think we can all agree that, even in the face of tragedy, a stellar person can thrive. No matter what’s going on in your life. You can overcome it. Life is worth living.” To read more posts by Danstan, click HERE
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