Mel Gibson has turned his attention to another one of his passions: child health care.
“The Passion of the Christ” hyphenate has donated a total of $10 million to Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Coin, to be spilt evenly between the two, will provide the hospitals with reimbursement for aiding foreign children who are unable to be treated in their own countries. Children will be located and recommended by org Healing the Children.
“For the past several years, the Gibson family has quietly supported Healing the Children efforts to help sick and injured children around the world,” founder Cris Embleton said. “Not only have they given financial support, they have also given their time and hearts, and as a result have seen first hand how people working together can give a child the future they deserve.”
Healing the Children serves kids with serious yet correctable medical problems, without regard to race, religion, creed or national origin.
Located in the UCLA Medical Center, the Mattel Children’s Hospital boasts a 120-bed inpatient unit and an outpatient Children’s Health Center that together see more than 34,000 patients each year. Working through Healing the Children, its surgical and medical team separated formerly conjoined twins from Guatemala in 2002. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is internationally renowned for its diagnostic and treatment capabilities as well as breakthrough in biomedical research and medical education.