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NBA star Damian Lillard dishes donation assist to fire-hit PGH

Delfin Dioquino
NBA star Damian Lillard dishes donation assist to fire-hit PGH

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Actress Yassi Pressman, who also donated to the government hospital, says Trail Blazers ace Damian Lillard chipped in a 'generous amount'

Portland Trail Blazers ace Damian Lillard dished out a much-needed donation assist to the Philippine General Hospital after the government-run institution recently got hit by fire.

Last May 16, a fire broke out on the third floor of the PGH central block building, forcing the transfer of several newborn babies and pediatric patients to other hospitals.

There were no casualties.

According to actress Yassi Pressman, who led the donation drive together with Ang Probinsyano Representative Ronnie Ong, the NBA star guard chipped in a “generous amount.”

“Huge thanks to big brother [Damian Lillard] for sending over such a generous amount, even if he is not in the Philippines, just to be able help,” Pressman wrote on Instagram on Sunday, May 30.

Pressman and Ong turned over their donations to the PGH during the weekend.

The donations of Lillard, Yassi and her sister Issa Pressman, and Ong amounted to over P1 million.

Lillard visited the Philippines twice in 2014 and 2016.

He is currently seeing action in the NBA playoffs, where his Trail Blazers are tied with the Denver Nuggets, 2-2, in their Western Conference first-round series. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.