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Paul Walker's legacy lives on one year after his death

Christina Marfice


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Remembering Paul Walker: Find out how his brother is honoring the actor one year later

Sunday marks one year since actor, Paul Walker, died.

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But the Fast and Furious star is far from forgotten. His younger brother, Cody Walker, recently told E! News about how Paul's work with Reach Out Worldwide, a global charity, allows his legacy to continue nearly a year after his death.

"ROWW continues to be, to function, to help others even after our primary contributor, my brother, Paul Walker, has passed," Cody said. "I know he would be so stoked to know that ROWW changed his life, and he was so proud of it."

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Just in the year since Paul's sudden death, ROWW has held a successful toy drive for the holidays, filled backpacks with school supplies for thousands of kids, deployed a natural disaster relief team to Arkansas after a deadly tornado and sent a group, including Cody, on a medical mission to the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, Cody said.

"These missions are truly life changing for all involved," Cody told E! News. "I'm so proud to be a part of this."

And when asked what he wants people to learn from Paul's life, Cody had this to say: "Just live your life to the fullest. Laugh a lot, love and find your true happiness. Remember that no matter how cool you think you may be, you're not cool enough to look down on anyone… ever."

For now, Cody is continuing to work with ROWW, gearing up for another holiday toy drive.

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"This year has been very challenging but also extremely rewarding," he said. "ROWW would like to thank all of our supporters who have gotten us through this very difficult year. Thanks to you, Paul's legacy lives on through ROWW. I am so lucky to have had him as a big brother."

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