Rihanna is one of the world’s most renowned pop artists. Her rise to stardom has been nothing short of spectacular. It was revealed recently that Rihanna donated to a Barbados hospital one point seven five million dollars. This generous donation to this local hospital was received with great appreciation.
Rihanna proved that she is a simple hometown girl by visiting her hometown and supporting the hospital. The donation was a gesture in memory of her deceased grandmother Mrs. Clara Braithwaite, who battled with cancer at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Barbados.
Her closeness to her grandmother was known to all. She had jetted back to the hospital when her condition took a turn for the worse. The death seemed to have hit her hard and her love for her ‘gran gran’ was evident. She made this donation prompting the cancer unit to even change names to Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine. This honor was received along with the donation as a great Christmas gift to the hospital.
Rihanna said that it would go a long way to help the people of Barbados. It would save some lives and elongate others due to access to state of the art equipment which was due for purchase. She was accompanied by her mother and grandfather at the occasion. Her family and friends were also present for the occasion. Rihanna honored her grandmother’s death by posting some of her memorable photos on twitter with millions of fans sending condolences.
The hospital is using the donation to buy new equipment to improve the hospital standards for the people of Barbados. Christmas came early with Rihanna’s gesture and presence at the hospital. The musician making waves all over the world has led the way to prove what the season is all about.