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Kylie Jenner Is Receiving National Recognition for Her Coronavirus Donation

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By Desmund Ullrich

Billionaire Kylie Jenner made a huge donation of $1 million to help Los Angeles hospitals with COVID-19 relief and supplies. In an Instagram post, Jenner’s doctor, Dr. Thaïs Aliabadi announced on her Instagram that Jenner donated to help her and other doctors buy masks, face shields, and other protective gear for LA area hospitals.

Under a picture of herself, Jenner, and Jenner's daughter, Stormi Webster, Dr. Aliabadi wrote: “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."

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Instagram | Dr. Thaïs Aliabadi

The post continues, "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....”

Wikimedia | Kylie Jenner

Jenner responded to her by writing a comment, "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 has also been encouraging her followers to stay in to help contain the virus. On her Instagram Story yesterday, she wrote, "today marks my 2nd week inside and self quarantine. We can do this. Let’s take this SERIOUS." Needless to say, Kylie Jenner took her call to action seriously.

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Jenner got involved in efforts to combat the pandemic. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams called on her last week during an interview with “Good Morning America” to inform her 167 million followers on Instagram about staying safe and practicing social distancing amid the spread of the coronavirus. "We need to get Kylie Jenner and social media influencers out there in helping folks understand that look, this is serious, this is absolutely serious," Adams said on the show and Jenner was one of the first to act.

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Unlike Jenner, many celebrities are staying in their bubbles and doing what they do best, sharing opinions and singing songs, but we are slowly seeing a shift into tangible action.

The largest impact of help and donations are coming from the nation's Athletes and Sports industry. Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis donated $400G worth of products to Feeding America, the Astros' Carlos Correa donated $500K in medical equipment to the city of Houston, and Clippers owner Steve Balmer donated $25 million.

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