The 22-year-old billionaire's doctor said: 'I am speechless'
On Wednesday, it was announced that the 22-year-old billionaire donated $1m to LA area hospitals to buy necessary equipment to fight the Covid-19 outbreak.
Dr Thaïs Aliabadi, Jenner's doctor, announced the generous donation on Instagram, where she 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.
“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,” the OB-GYN specialist continued. “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."
Dr Aliabadi concluded the post thanking Jenner for her generosity and calling the reality star her "hero".
Jenner responded to the heartfelt message with: “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.”
Healthcare workers around the world have faced shortages of vital supplies amid the sudden influx of patients. Masks, gloves and other protective equipment have been some of the key items in short supply, forcing hospitals and organisations to crowdsource them.
The shortage has been so severe in some cases, television shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 (a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off) and The Resident have donated their props to be used.
Many other celebrities have also made large donations as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to spread around the world.
James Taylor and his wife Kim donated $1m to Massachusetts General Hospital, saying in a statement: "There is no question that it's a point of pride for New Englanders to claim the MGH as their hospital -- our hospital -- and this is especially true today with the threat coming from a new and insidious virus."