The Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has a brand new lounge for its teen cancer patients, largely thanks to a $500,000 donation from the makeup mogul. Kylie Jenner gave the money in honor of her best friend and cancer survivor Harry Hudson.
The reality tv star first got the money for the charity project in 2017 when she announced that profits from the Kylie Cosmetics Birthday Collection would be going to the nonprofit Teen Cancer America. "Teen Cancer America is an incredible organization, and I'm so blessed that I was introduced to it through Harry," Jenner said in the press release. "It's been an incredible process to see this come to life, and I send well wishes to all patients and their families."
"I am so grateful for Kylie's friendship and the impact she's had on my life and my cancer journey," Harry Hudson shared. "She has always been there for me, and together, we wanted to figure out a way to be there for other young people who are battling this disease." By the looks of it, the power duo succeeded in their dream.
The new lounge was named after Hudson's own charity for teens with cancer, "Hey, I'm Here For You." The new space includes a big-screen television, plenty of movies and video games, a meditation room, and a hangout space for patients to build friendships with one another.
Hudson also took to Instagram to discuss the exciting news. "A couple of years ago Kylie Jenner & I raised money to build a center for teens going through cancer in hopes of making their experience a little better," he wrote. "Today we are so excited to finally announce the completion of the first #HeyImHereFroYou Lounge... in Nashville."
"This space is the initial program of my new charity @hihfycharity which is focused on enhancing the lives of teens and young adults undergoing cancer treatment. This has been a dream of mine since I finished my battle with cancer and this is just the beginning," Hudson added, before giving a personal thanks to his generous BFF for "always having my back & helping this dream become a reality." We're not crying, you're crying.