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Johnny Depp's £1m Gift for Great Ormond Street, the Hospital That Saved His Daughter's Life | the Daily Mail


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Ceci
- 2529 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Johnny Depp secretly visited Great Ormond Street Hospital yesterday to donate £1 million of his own money to thank staff for saving his daughter's life. He arrived unexpectedly at the London children's hospital where eight-year-old Lily-Rose was treated



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Ceci Blaugrane (563)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 5:14 am
I think this is such a wonderful gesture... And I can just imagine how delighted the little patients must have been when Captain Jack turned up to tell them bedside stories. :) Also, I'm so very happy Lily-Rose is well again. Johnny could hardly have donated his money to a worthier cause than for the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
 

Linda A. (198)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 6:20 am
Great story Cissy, and yes it is lovely to hear about a star appreciating treatment by putting something back into the system
 

Leslie P. (76)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 6:20 am
great story Cissy! Thanks for sharing it, it does brighten a day that Lily-Rose is well and the hospital received such a generous donation!
 

Kim K. (314)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 6:48 am
Thanks Cissy, Nice to see such care for others ~ Brightest Blessings, Kim K~
 

pete O. (242)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 7:04 am
What a good example to all the rich thanks Cissy X
 

Gayle M. (444)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 7:34 am
Thank you for bringing this good news to the C2NN & those of us who do not see the EU papers :)
 

Ceci Blaugrane (563)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 8:29 am
So glad you like the news!! :) Here's a pic of Johnny at the hospital

http://www.care2.com/c2c/photos/view/13/826236334/Happiness/hospital.jpg.html
 

Screamingbelle Belle (342)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 9:30 am
Nice heart warming story. Thanks for posting it.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 10:50 am
What a heartwarming story! I'm sure the children were absolutely THRILLED that Captain Jack stopped by to read bedtime stories to them. I know I would be ;-) It's also nice to see someone very famous donating such a large amount of money to such a worthy cause. Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the best!
 

FreeSpirit Running (324)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 10:57 am
Thank you Cissy ever so kindly for sharing this information....this is very happily noted..Just to know that actors "Real people" like Johnny Depp has given back to our society has touched my heart deeply..I have always thought what a really nice fella he is, and he sure has proved it over the years!..My congrats to the hospital for helping with his daughter, many blessings to her and also to the love of my life, "Mr. Johnny Depp" & wife..I have always liked him as a real person...yes, he is an excellent actor, but he is also a real person who cares..Thanks again for this article, just proves to me, that he was always the person I knew he is...Wonderful...Love you Johnny!...blessings to you,baby & wife...
FreeSpiritRunning...
 

Nora Gharaibeh (4)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 10:59 am
Don't you just love this man?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 11:13 am
Very Cool!!!!!
 

Ceci Blaugrane (563)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 11:30 am
Johnny is such a sweet, lovely man :) And this is sheer magic; some good news at last. Thank you everyone for noting!! ((hugs))
 

Amanda M. (18)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 12:26 pm
what a guy!! bless you, johnny!
 

Kathleen R. (983)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 12:30 pm
GREAT actor and compassionate human being!!!! Such actions are much better HEROICS than most athletes and most political leaders, etc.!!!
 

Martha Rickman (33)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 1:10 pm
IT WAS A "BRIGHT LIGHT", IN AN OTHERWISE GRIM TALE, THAT COULD HAVE TURNED OUT MUCH DIFFERENT. HOSPITALS & STAFF NEED RECOGNITION FOR THEIR HARD WORK. NOONE EVER WANTS TO SEE A CHILD SUFFER AND TO THINK THAT HIS GENEROUS GESTURE LED TO AN EVEN MORE GENEROUS GESTURE, JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW ONE PERSON "CAN" CREATE A SNOWBALL EFFECT TO AFFECT A CHANGE. PARENTS, WHOSE CHILDREN ARE HOSPITALIZED THERE, BUT DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO DONATE, WILL BENEFIT AS WELL. IT'S A "WIN-WIN" SITUATION. GOOD FOR YOU JOHNNY!
 

Ana Cruz (22)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 3:57 pm
Bless you, Johnny Depp, and all good wishes for continued good health for both your darling children!
 

Krista S. (42)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 9:49 pm
I think it is great that although he has fame, wealth and such, he knows what really matters, stopping production on his movie to be by his daughter's side, then remembering those who saved his little girl. Way to go, Johnny Depp
 

Amy V. (96)
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 11:07 pm
What an amazing story!! Thank you Cissy for posting it! I am glad that his little girl is well.. I have always loved Johnny Depp and this story just gives me another reason to love him even more... Just goes to show that not all Actors are bad!! Way to go Johnny for making those childrens lives brighter!!!
 

Chetna P. (306)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 3:22 am
Johnny - amazing actor, amazing human being - we love and salute you!!
 

gina m. (29)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 1:19 pm
Cissy, Thankyou for sharing this story!! I really love Johnny Depp and his acting, and I am a BIG Pirates of the Carribean 1, 2, & 3 movie fan, as well as a fan of the infamous sexy savvy Capt. Jack Sparrow!!!!! Whoohoo!!!!!! He is such a talented and amazing actor! His generosity is amazing, and it touches me when stars, actors, celebraties care enough to share some of the money that they earn to help others in need! Johnny Depp, your actions speak so loud and I love you even more now for being who you are, and giving of yourself!!!
God Bless you, Johhny, and the rest of your beautiful family!
 

Lorri McClure (230)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 6:08 pm
Cissy, Thanks for sharing. I've been a fan of Johnny Depp for a long time and this was truely an amazing story. Good for you Johnny, it's nice to see someone sharing their wealth.
 

Roxann C. (398)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 7:07 pm
Thanks for sharing this news Cissy, Johnny Depp is not only handsome but kind and greatful.
 

Rosemarie B. (202)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 9:16 am
I love Johnny Depp...he's the best...what a wonderful heart :)
 

June Rice (125)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 9:36 am
Thank you for this post-and for the Capt'n Jack picture from the hospital.
I heard they had a scare with his daughters health. You have to respect a man that keeps his children and private life as private as possible.
 

Alice Merrielegs (33)
Friday January 18, 2008, 5:30 am
For all those that criticise the publicity surrounding all this, we need to know who our hero's are these days and the children especially have to know that they do still exist, as one of Johnny's Anels I am proud to wear my bracelet and know that through him I get to help children in need of palliative care everyday..it also makes sense that Johnny is contributing to GOSH, after all he has played JM Barrie who has been the main contributor to the hospital. I work for people with Crebral Palsey and when a few of them were little they spent time in the hospital and have very fond memories of the place. I Love You Johnny for being the best.

Ps Wasn't that keen on The Astronauts Wife though ;) x
 

Lavina Dixson (24)
Friday January 18, 2008, 5:29 pm
i have always thought johnny depp was amazing but this just makes him even more so.he is one of the real people celebrities are there arent many of them anymore.
 

Hideko P (4)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 7:34 am
This was such a lovely gesture of appreciation:) I'm a big fan of johnny Depp & this news item has reaffirmed my faith in him. thnx fr sharing it wid all of us :)
 

Pauline F. (16)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 5:08 pm
Pay it forward, maybe his wonderful gesture will be emulated by his peers.
 

Loretta T. (34)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 8:25 pm
Thanks for the news about a great gesture on the part of Johnny Depp. I'm happy that his little girl is doing fine. I have always loved his acting but more importantly I appreciate him as a real compassionate person who really cares about others.
 

Heather M. (16)
Tuesday January 22, 2008, 6:09 am
Just one more reason to love Johnny!
 
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