Kylie Jenner donates R18 million to help health workers fight Covid-19

Kylie Jenner donates R18 million to help health workers fight Covid-19

- Kylie Jenner has donated $1 million (R18 million) towards helping health workers treating patients with coronavirus

- The mother of one donated the amount through the doctor who helped in delivering her daughter Stormi

- The reality TV star's donations will go into providing thousands of masks, test kits and other protective gear needed by health professionals

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Twenty-two-year-old American billionaire and cosmetics mogul Kylie Jenner has donated a huge amount of cash to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The mother of one is said to have donated around R18 million to go towards helping health workers treating patients with coronavirus.

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According to TMZ, the reality TV star's donations will go into providing thousands of masks, test kits and other protective gear needed by health professionals.

Doctor Thais Aliabadi, who helped in the delivery of Stormi (Kylie's child) thanked Jenner for the generous gesture saying the TV star had made her wish come true.

"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," the doctor said.

The health worker said she had never felt more blessed to be a doctor, praising Kylie by saying the world is a better place with people like her in it.

"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, Kylie Jenner. 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," she added.

Kylie follows other A-list celebrities in donating tremendous amounts of cash in the fight against the global pandemic.

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Other international celebs such as Ciara and husband Russell Wilson, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake, Kristen Bell, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna have also made their own donations in helping the course.

Rihanna Fenty made a huge contribution to global efforts that would see Malawi all the way in African benefiting.

On Saturday, it was announced she donated R88 million through her Clara Lionel Foundation which would go into helping rapid response efforts in both the United States and across the world.

Clara Lionel Foundation cited groups such as Direct Relief, Partners in Health, The World Health Organisation's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and also International Rescue Committee, among organizations that will get aid.

According to E-Entertainment, Rihanna's charity will also support food banks to supply food to vulnerable communities and the elderly.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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