- Kylie Jenner donated $500k for a teen cancer patients’ lounge.
- The “Hey, I’m Here For You Teen Lounge” was named after Harry Hudson’s album and cancer charity.
- Hudson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is Kylie Jenner’s friend.
Last year, Kylie Jenner gave $1 million to Dr. Thaïs Aliabadi, one of her physicians, to buy hundreds of thousands of masks, face shields, and other protective gear for use during the pandemic.
This year, she donated $500K for the state-of-the-art “Hey, I’m Here For You Teen Lounge” at the Monroe Carell J. Children’s Hospital in Vanderbilt, Nashville.
The donation is in support of Kylie Jenner’s friend, Harry Hudson, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2017. It is also named after his 2020 album and his cancer charity.
The teen lounge has a big screen TV with streaming capacity, a meditation room, video games, and others.
According to a source, Jenner sat through with Harry on his chemo treatments and found out that emotional support for teenagers is greatly needed for them to be more inspired and hopeful while undergoing treatments.
“One of the things that Kylie and Harry found to be equally important as the science was the ability to treat the patient, specifically the teenage demographic, in a space that reflected positivity and healing,” added the source.
And so, the teen cancer patients’ hospital lounge was created, thanks to the makeup mogul and reality star’s donation, and funds from rockers Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend’s Teen Cancer America.
In a statement, Hudson said: “I am so grateful for Kylie’s friendship and the impact she’s had on my life and my cancer journey… She has always been there for me, and together, we wanted to figure out a way to be there for other young people who are battling this disease.”
Source: Page Six