Country legend Dolly Parton continues to be the world’s fairy godmother with a new announcement that may help clear the planet of the coronavirus pandemic.
“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 advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure,” she shared in a statement to Instagram. “I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations.”
Parton’s announcement adds to her uplifting spirit throughout the whole pandemic. She recently posted a video thanking “first responders, servicemen and servicewomen and healthcare professionals around the world.”
“I know it’s easy for us to sit at home and watch you on television, and feel sorry for you because what you’re going through, but we are at war and you are on the front lines. We just want you to know that we’re praying for you and we appreciate you more than you can imagine.”