Two years after the death of Star Trek Beyond‘s Anton Yelchin, the foundation set up in his honor has made a million dollar donation; to the University of Southern California‘s Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center at Keck Hospital.
The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center at Keck has been renamed to the Anton Yelchin Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Keck Hospital of USC. It has been revealed that Yelchin was born with cystic fibrosis and had received treatment for ten years at Keck’s cystic fibrosis center.
Yelchin’s parents, and the Anton Yelchin Foundation‘s board of directors, including Zöe Saldaña, were in attendance at the commemoration ceremony on Monday.
“The staff at the cystic fibrosis clinic was like a family to Anton,” said Yelchin’s mother, Irina Yelchin. “He worked hard and was dedicated to living a healthy life. When he needed assistance, they were always there for him.”
“Anton had a generous spirit,” said Victor Yelchin, Anton’s father. “This gift not only reflects our gratitude to the clinic but also Anton’s dedication to helping others.”
The Anton Yelchin Cystic Fibrosis Clinic “aids cystic fibrosis patients transitioning from pediatric to adult treatment.”
“Because of Anton’s strong will and the dedication of the cystic fibrosis team at USC,” said Irina; “he lived an exceptional, productive life.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter