Renown make up Mogul and reality star Kylie Jenner has donated the generous sum of $1 million to aid in the fight against COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The donation comes shortly after the mother of 1 warned her 167 million fans to ‘stay home’ and practice social distancing to mitigate against the spread of the virus.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star donated the money to her obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN), Dr. Thais Alaibadi who works at the hospital-to-the-stars, the Cedars Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, California.
The money will be used to purchase personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals working on the front lines against COVID-19.
Alaibadi who is an OB-GYN at Cedars Sinai announced the news of the reality star’s donation in an Instagram post. See below;
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I am speechless, my eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. I made a wish to the Universe to gather protective masks for our brave healthcare workers and today my dream came true. One of my patients, a beautiful Living Angel just donated $1,000,000 to help us buy hundreds of thousands of masks, face shields, and other protective gear which we will have delivered directly to our first responders, as too many masks at hospitals are disappearing before making their way onto the faces of our front line heroes. I have never felt more blessed to be a doctor, as helping our brave ER and ICU workers feels just as gratifying as helping my own patients. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU @kyliejenner ❤️. You are my hero. This generous donation will help save many precious lives. Our world is a better place with you in it. I love you so much. Thank you X a million….
Similarly, Actress Angelina Jolie has made a donation of $1 million to help children impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Academy Award-winning actress gave the money to No Kid Hungry Charity, to help fund the charity’s efforts to provide free meals to children from low-income families during school closures.
“As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus,” said Jolie, a mom of six. “Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible.”
American celebrities have been opening up their checkbooks as the coronavirus spreads across the U.S and the world as a whole. Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Ciara and Russell Wilson, have all donated generously to aid frontline coronavirus healthcare workers.