Robyn Rihanna Fenty is truly "shining like a diamond". Her name is a most precious gem in mass media coverage about so many different aspects of her life. However, her light beamed extremely bright on the residents of the country of Barbados last December.
The "Diamonds" singer, 24, donated $1.75 million to a Barbados hospital in memory of her late grandmother, Clara "Dolly" Braithwaite, who died in June. She visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown along with her mother Monica Fenty and Dolly's husband Lionel during the Christmas season.
In a statement to E! News, Rihanna said, "This was my way of giving back to Barbados, in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the QEH in its continued modernization program ... I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done to save lives or at least extend them."
Her generous donation, which led to the radiotherapy department at the hospital to be renamed the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, has paid for vital pieces of medical equipment.
Rihanna broke the news of Gran Gran Dolly's death on Twitter in July,writing, "Goodbye #grangranDOLLY get your beauty rest until I see you."
Giving back is always the best way to truly shine!!!