Singer Pitbull has sent his private jet to Puerto Rico to bring cancer patients in need of chemotherapy treatment to the U.S mainland.
The heartwarming gesture from the 36-year-old musician, whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez, comes in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Maria, which left the island without power.
The “Timber” musician remained humble amidst the praise following the gesture. “Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part,” he said in a statement to the New York Daily News.
Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González thanked the singer via Twitter, writing “Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo.”
Pitbull joins the likes of Mark Cuban as notable celebrities step up to help during the Hurricane Maria relief efforts. Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, loaned the team plane to player J.J. Barea to transport food, water, and supplies to Puerto Rico.
Also see https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/28/mark-cuban-and-pitbull-lend-private-planes-to-puerto-rico.html, http://wreg.com/2017/09/26/pitbull-mark-cuban-lend-private-planes-to-aid-a-devastated-puerto-rico/, and https://www.elnuevodia.com/entretenimiento/farandula/nota/pitbullprestasuavionprivadoparatransportaraenfermosdecancer-2360676/