UPDATE: Dorian Murray, the 8-year-old who received the Unite4Humanity Saint Vintage Love Cures Award, has died.
The Rhode Island boy had been battling a rare pediatric form of cancer, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, for four years. The family decided to stop chemotherapy a few months ago after learning that the cancer had spread.
Dorian was also the boy behind the viral hashtag #DStrong. His dad started the campaign after Dorian said he wanted to become famous in China. People around the world, especially in China, used the hashtag to send him photos and well wishes.
Matthew McConaughey was recently honored for his work with J.K. Livin’ Foundation at the 3rd Annual unite4:humanity gala.
With the foundation, McConaughey is able to help kids from lower income families around the world. Not only is he helping those in need, he is also teaching his kids the art of giving back. At the gala, he shared backstage to “Extra’s” Charissa Thompson, “They get to hear things, people saying, kids saying, 'I'm thankful I have this,' or ,'I'm thankful I have that.' And my kids are going, 'Well, we have that. I've never thought of being thankful for that. I thought everyone had that,' and so they're reminded, 'No, that's not a given."'
Olivia Wilde and Morgan Freeman were among the other honorees who chatted with Charissa at the gala.