Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kylie Jenner donates $1m for medical supplies

Rianne Houghton

From Digital Spy

Keeping Up with the Kardashians may be about to launch its 18th (!) season later today, but one of its stars has more important things on her mind.

Kylie Jenner, the resident billionaire of the Kardashian-Jenner family, has done her bit to help healthcare professionals in the US as the country struggles to tackle the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Although Kylie hasn't spoken of the donation, a doctor at a Californian hospital shared their "overwhelming gratitude" on Instagram, telling followers that the youngest Jenner recently donated $1 million to go towards funding masks, face shields, and other personal protective equipment for workers on the frontline.

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In an emotional post, Dr Thaïs Aliabadi – who works at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles – called Kylie a "Living Angel" and her "hero". "Our world is a better place with you in it," she wrote.

"My eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude," Dr Aliabadi said, promising that the donation will go directly to first responders, as well as ER and ICU staff.

"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 told followers.

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"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."

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