Kevin Hart's epic surprise for a young fan with cancer

By Sarah Walker

Kevin Hart has generously donating some time and money to an 11-year-old cancer patient living in Las Vegas. When the actor discovered the young fan's hobby, he found a creative way to bring the outdoor activity inside.

According to ET, Jacob was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2015 and has since been forced to spend a lot of his time indoors, at the expense of his passion for cars and racing.

To help Jacob feel more comfortable, Kevin teamed up with BrittiCares and Rally Health to give the young adult a full bedroom makeover that includes several pieces of real car gear and race day-inspired furniture.

"Jacob has been dealing with leukemia and he spends a lot of time in his bedroom, so I said, 'Why not go to this boy's house and revamp, renovate and change his bedroom in one of the most massive ways possible?'" the 37-year-old said. "Ultimately, it's not about me... It's about the children, about the people who are in need. That's all this is."

But what does Jacob think of his new space? "I just can't put it in words... Thank you so much for all of this," he said. This isn't the first time comedian Kevin has gone out of his way to help people across North America. The father of two has become somewhat of a "get fit" activist thanks to his #RunWithHart campaign.

It started after he took up running while shooting his upcoming stand-up film, Kevin Hart: What Now? His goal was to encourage fans to get off the couch and run with him when he visited their hometown. The result is a full-fledged movement that's seen Kevin team up with Nike to get thousands of people moving. “My goal was to simply bring people together. Once people started coming out in the thousands, it made me see the true potential in the platform that I created. That’s when my eyes were opened to how huge and global these runs could be,” he says, adding, “I also got to use my social media for the powers of good.” Kevin's upcoming special hits theatres on Oct. 14.

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