AceShowbiz - Kylie Jenner has handed a $1 million (£850,000) cheque to Los Angeles medical officials to cover the costs of much-needed coronavirus protective gear for emergency service personnel.
Healthcare professionals have faced a massive shortage of supplies amid the global pandemic, so the makeup maven has decided to dig deep and do her bit to help those on the front lines.
Gynaecologist Dr. Thais Aliabadi, who delivered Jenner's two-year-old daughter Stormi, shared the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday (25Mar20), as she thanked the reality star and cosmetics entrepreneur for providing the financial resources needed to outfit medics with personal protective equipment as they continue to treat patients struggling with the highly-contagious COVID-19 virus.
"I am speechless, my eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude," Aliabadi began.
"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."
She continued, "I have never felt more blessed to be a doctor, as helping our brave ER (emergency room) and ICU (intensive care unit) 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...."
Responding to the gushing post, Jenner commented, "i love you! and thank YOU for all the love and care you put into everything that you do! you're an angel on earth".
Jenner is the latest celebrity to use her riches to aid the fight against the coronavirus - Arnold Schwarzenegger has pledged $1 million to a GoFundMe campaign for the Frontline Responders Fund, which requests donations to supply face masks and gowns to hospitals, while singer James Taylor and his wife Kim have cut a cheque for the same amount for officials at Massachusetts General Hospital.