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The generosity of Dolly Parton knows no bounds, especially when it comes to the children of Tennessee. The country music icon visited with some of the patients receiving treatment at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, stunning the institution with a massive donation.
Still fresh off the release of her children’s album, I Believe in You, out everywhere Oct. 13, Parton visited with some of the patients staying at the children’s hospital in hopes of brightening their day. After performing a few of her songs for the kids, the singer announced she was donating $1 million to the hospital.
“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!” Parton shared via Twitter.
That children’s hospital in particular holds a special place in Parton’s heart. Years back, the hospital aided her now-adult niece, Hannah Dennison, in her successful battle against leukemia. Parton penned I Believe in You album cuts “Chemo Hero” and “Brave Little Soldier” about the difficult time period.
In addition to her donation to the hospital, Parton is donating all the proceeds from her latest album to her Imagination Library.
You can check out the heart-melting tweet below.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) October 13, 2017