Jennifer Lawrence visits children’s hospital before Christmas
Jennifer Lawrence spent her fifth straight Christmas in the hospital for the best reason possible.
The actress has been going to a children’s hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, for the past five years to spread the holiday cheer, and continued that tradition Sunday night at Norton’s Children’s Hospital.
“Louisville’s own Jennifer Lawrence stopped by Norton Children’s Hospital today to visit with patients, families, and staff,” the hospital wrote on Instagram.
“This visit has become a tradition for Lawrence each Christmas. Thank you, Jennifer! You sure do bring a smile to all!”
Last year, Lawrence announced that she was donating $2 million to the hospital, then called the Kosair Children’s Hospital.
“Hi, I’m Jennifer Lawrence. I’m excited to announce we will be establishing the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital,” she said in a video.
“As part of my effort to help these children and caregivers, I challenge the entire community to get behind this cause and help match my gift by raising an additional $2 million to support all of these brave and inspiring children.”
The new wing was to include private rooms for children recovering from heart procedures, open heart surgery including heart transplant, heart failure and other conditions requiring intensive care.
Fourteen beds would also be added for family members.