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Mel Gibson Donates $10M to Hospitals

October 13, 2004

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Actor Mel Gibson has donated $10 million that will be split between Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and the Cedars-Sinal Medical Center to help care for children from foreign countries, officials said Tuesday.

The donation will help children with serious medical conditions who are unable to be treated in their own countries. The children who will benefit from Gibson’s donation will be recommended by Healing the Children.

``For the past several years, the Gibson family has quietly supported Healing the Children’s efforts to help sick and injured children around the world,″ said the organization’s founder, Cris Embleton said. ``Not only have they given financial support, they also have 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.

Dr. Edward McCabe, physician-in-chief of the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, said the gift will enable the hospital to help children worldwide.

``Through this remarkable contribution, the generosity of Mr. Gibson will transform the lives of children throughout the world,″ McCabe said.

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