Kim described her father’s diagnosis with oesophageal can.cer as “the hardest thing” she has ever experienced.
Kim Kardashian has established a name for herself in fashion, beauty, entertainment, technology, and business, in addition to being an influential pop culture figure.
Kim Kardashian delivered an emotional speech at Variety’s Power of Women summit in 2015, emphasizing her commitment to giving back to the world and using her platform to make a difference in people’s lives. “Today, we’re shining a light on critical issues that affect so many people,” she said.
She spoke about “the hardest thing” she had ever experienced: her father’s diagnosis with oesophageal can.cer, which took his life in a matter of weeks. She said it helped her understand the toll illness can have on a family.
“Having the best medical care is critical.” It is critical to have a support system. Having someone take the time to let you know they care, whether it’s a stranger, a neighbor, or someone you truly admire, can be the light that gets you through your darkest days.”
She talked about a pediatric hospital close to her house, and how children deserve “the best care”. “Giving our time and support became really important to me and my family.”
She explained how CHLA has her number on speed dial so she can assist with funding. “I know I get a lot more out of it than they do… “I’ve learned that even the smallest gesture has a huge impact,” she said in the video, emphasizing how simply being there for someone can cheer them up and give them the strength to fight on.
“Today we gather to celebrate the power of women,” she said, “but I’d like to shine a light on the women of CHLA (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles) who make the impossible possible.”
She ended with a strong quote: “Here’s to strong women — may we know them, be them, and raise them.”
Kim Kardashian wants to “use her voice” to help children get justice
The 42-year-old reality star, who has ex-husband Kanye West’s children North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and three-year-old Psalm, was honored with the Giving Tree Award at the 2022 Baby2Baby Gala on November 12 and used her speech to continue to support the nonprofit organization on their mission to provide essentials for children in poverty.
She stated: “As many of you know, I am deeply committed to advocating for justice. For me, justice has many different meanings, but it all boils down to what is fair, what is right, and what makes our world a better place, especially for our children. I will continue to use my voice and resources to support your mission, while we all work together to bring fairness, equality, and justice to so many children who have been denied access to basic necessities.”
The ‘Kardashian Family’ star was joined at the awards ceremony by her mother Kris Jenner, 67, and younger half-sister Kylie Jenner, 25. She went on to say that, unlike her, people do not need hundreds of millions of social media followers to make a difference before thanking her mother and late father Robert Kardashian for guiding her through such a “blessed life.”