If ever there was a country music angel on earth, it is, most likely, Dolly Parton. Always one of the first to answer the call of those in need in her home state and in her country, Dolly has once again stepped up to assist Vanderbilt University Medical Center as they work tirelessly to develop a vaccination and treatment for COVID-19.
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In a post on her social media pages, Dolly shared that her organization is making a significant contribution to Vanderbilt’s research facility to help with their research. “My longtime friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advances towards research of the coronavirus for a cure. I am making a donation of $1-million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations.”
Ever thoughtful, Dolly also sent a message to medical professionals and first responders who are on the front lines of the war against this incredibly horrible virus.
“I want to shout out to all the first responders, all the service men and women, and all the healthcare professionals all around the world for sacrificing your time and even your lives to help the folks in need at this time,” she says. “I know it’s easy for us to sit at home and watch you on television and feel sorry for you because of what you’re going through, but we are at war and you are on the front lines. We just want you to know we are praying for you and we appreciate you more than you can imagine.”
The world is a better place with Dolly in it.