Actress Jennifer Lawrence announced on Friday afternoon that she’s giving $2 million to establish the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
The actress said in the video, that she along with her two brothers and parents, Greg and Karen Lawrence have decided to donate the money after visiting patients at Kosair Children’s Hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. “Their strength and courage is inspiring,” Lawrence said.
“As part of my effort to help these children and caregivers, I challenge the entire community to get behind this cause and help match my gift by raising an additional $2 million to support all of these brave and inspiring children,” she said.
Thomas D. Kmetz, division president of Women’s and Children’s Services and Kosair Children’s Hospital said they are thankful for the generosity shown by the Lawrence and they are also thankful that she has put her trust in the outstanding work taking place at Kosair Children’s Hospital every day by challenging the community to join her in support of our heart care program.
According to their website, the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care will feature 14 beds for children recovering from heart procedures, open-heart surgery, including heart transplants, heart failure and other conditions that require intensive care. It will also provide space for families to stay with their children during the recovery process.
The unit will be staffed by additional specialists with cardiac critical care training and experience, along with dedicated nursing staff and other professionals focused solely on heart care.
Lawrence had sponsored events and donated to several causes that involve fighting hunger and helping people with special needs.
Source: USA Today