Dolly’s sister, Rachel Dennison, Dolly Parton and her niece, Hannah Dennison
Dolly Parton Pledges $1 Million To Children's Hospital
Dolly Parton is a well-known singer with an angelic voice and a philanthropist who loves to help others.
During her recent visit to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee, the country music superstar, made a special appearance and surprised everyone with an unexpected gift.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital
The well-loved singer opened up her checkbook and donated $1 million to the hospital.
Dolly sits down with the kids and sings with them as parents watch them with awe.
Her close ties with the hospital traced back when her now 28-year old niece, Hannah Dennison was treated for Leukemia as a child.
Dolly’s post on Twitter after her visit.
After her visit, Dolly tweeted: "I had a great time today visiting @VUMCchildren & in honor of my niece & all the superhero kids I’m pledging $1,000,000 to the hospital!"
Joining her during her visit was her niece, Hannah and her mom, Dolly's youngest sister - Rachel.
Dolly Parton Visits Monroe Carell Jr. Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
The 71-year-old star said to the parents and staff who assembled to meet her: "It’s so important to take care of children whether they’re sick or whether they’re well, especially when they are not feeling good."
"This ain't about me, it's about them," she added.
Dolly’s new released album “I Believe In You.”
Dolly's visit coincided with the release of her first album of children's songs called "I Believe in You." One song in her track called "Chemo Hero" was inspired by the young patients and their parents.
The proceeds of sales from the album will go to support Dolly's literacy program, the "Imagination Library." The program distributed more than 100 million books to children around the world!
She is an angel in disguise! Thanks to the singer's kind heart and large donation, so many young patients and their families will be able to get treatment and the care they needed.
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
- Steve Maraboli