Jamie Lee Curtis impressed arts and leisure to assist youngsters in want after assembly a sick toddler
Jamie Lee Curtis was inspired to help children in need when she met a 12-year-old girl who needed a heart transplant.
The 62-year-old actress met Lori Tull in 1983 when she was participating in a fundraiser held for the youth in Pontiac, Illinois, where Jamie was making a movie.
Lori had one of the first successful heart transplants at the age of 12, but sadly passed away at the age of 20. At the time of her death, Jamie asked Sony to donate VCRs to the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital for patients to watch movies, and she donated a movie library in Lori’s name.
And Jamie has now admitted that Lori’s story inspired her to do more for sick children by partnering with the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, which she has been a champion for over 25 years.
She said: “[Lori] and I became friends and she came to see me while I was making another movie in Pittsburgh.
“[After her death] I called the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and said, “Hello, it’s Jamie Lee Curtis. I was born here and grew up. May I help? ‘””
Jamie was the spokesperson for the hospital’s Make March Matter campaign, which began March 1 and continues through April. This month, people will be encouraged to shop, dine, or attend an event with a participating partner, with funds going directly to Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.
Speaking of the charity, she added, “The nice thing about Make March Matter is that it goes out to the community. People may not know how to make a difference and so create something where they say, well yes, if you go to Panda Express. Part of the proceeds from this sale will go to the children’s hospital. “
And the ‘Knives Out’ actress believes there is “nothing better” than helping sick children.
She told People magazine, “There is no more helpless feeling than a sick child, and at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, the doctors, nurses and staff lean on and help these little people, whether they can pay, and for me there is no bigger one. ” Well.”