Former One Direction member Zayn Malik is giving back! The singer just quietly donated more than $13,000 to a young girl who is battling cancer to help with her life saving medical treatment. The “Pillowtalk” crooner sent a 5-year-old girl named Caitlin Robinson the donation through her GoFundMe account, which was started by her mother, Helene.
“My daughter, Caitlin, got diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma last year [in] April 2019,” the description on the website reads. “Since then, she has under gone treatment several rounds of chemotherapy and MIBG therapy. None of them has worked. I need to raise money to get my daughter abroad to Barcelona for life saving treatment which is not available in the U.K. on NHS. Please, please help save my daughter.”
After discovering Zayn’s generous donation, Helene, told a news outlet, “I woke up this morning to see my baby and I thought I might as well check the page as we were £10 away from £2,000. And then I checked it was more than £12,000! I just could not believe what I was seeing. I want to thank Zayn Malik so much but I don’t know how to get hold of him. I am so grateful to him.”
Zayn sent her £10,000, which equals about $13,129.
This isn’t the first time Zayn has used his star power to make a difference. Back in December, he collaborated with Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and her charity, the Malala Fund. According to the Malala Fund’s website, the foundation is “breaking down the barriers that hold girls back — from creating safe spaces for girls in northern Nigeria, to training young Pakistani women as activists and providing STEM education to Syrian refugees.”
The charity was founded by the 22-year-old activist who continues to fight for female education rights in her home country of Pakistan and around the world. In 2014, Malala became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner ever, receiving the award only two years after she was shot by a masked gunman in retaliation for her activism.
Zayn showed his support for the fund by posting a video which educated his followers on the foundation’s latest campaign — “Nothing More” — which launched on November 27, 2019, and aims to support girls who “want nothing more than education, opportunity [and] equality.”
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