Kylie Jenner Donates $1 Million to Help Fight Coronavirus
Dr. Thais Alaibadi asked the universe for help and it answered — or at least Kylie Jenner did. The Kylie Cosmetics founder (and one of Alaibadi’s most high-profile clients) just donated one million dollars to buy face masks, face shields, and other protective gear for healthcare professionals working on the front lines against COVID-19.
“I am speechless, my eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude,” writes Alaibadi — who is an OB-GYN at Cedars Sinai Medical Center— in an Instagram post breaking the news of the reality star’s donation. “I made a wish to the Universe to gather protective masks for our brave healthcare workers and today my dream came true.”
This isn’t the first time Jenner did her part in trying to fight against COVID-19. She recently posted on her Instagram stories, asking fans to take this disease seriously and to stay at home. “The Coronavirus is a real thing,” she says. “I listened to the Surgeon General this morning and he definitely encouraged me to come on here so you guys can see and hear me. Please stay inside. Please practice social distancing and self-quarantining.”
She joins the likes of other celebrities who have donated money during this trying time. Lady Gaga announced on Instagram that Haus Labs will be donating 20 percent of profits to local food banks, while Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds will be donating one million dollars to split between Feeding America and Feeding Canada. Seeing celebrities use their platforms and power to help is inspiring and appreciated, especially to those directly affected.
“From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU @kyliejenner. You are my hero,” Alaibadi writes at the end of the caption. “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.”
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