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Kim K & Kanye

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You're Saving Sick Babies

4/30/2013 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0430_kim_kanye_hospital_getty_2Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are bona fide HEROES ... this according to a Chicago Children's Hospital which says the money raised by the couple will be used to treat sick babies.

TMZ broke the story ... Kim and Kanye are urging friends and family members to abstain from sending baby gifts -- instead, they're asking well-wishers to send donations to the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Now, reps for the hospital are hailing the couple for the generous move -- saying, "Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for their thoughtfulness and support of the hospital."

The rep continues, "Funds donated on behalf of Kardashian and West will be directed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Fund which will help care for the most critically ill babies and their families."

"We wish them all the best in the upcoming arrival of their baby."

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Babe    

Kanye & Kim r great wishing u both the very best and healthily baby!!!!

520 days ago
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alex    

They could have done this without anyone knowing, so calculating those two. Come on, tmz! Call them out! Def getting kardashian kick backs for these stories.

520 days ago
18.

skankpig    

I agree w/ @dummy-
Sort of hard to change your image when you've been defecated and pissed on by everyone with a johnson.

520 days ago
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tracker    

I remember when HERO was reserved for the fearless who ran into burning building..the boston folks running to grab and carry the injured out to ambulances,because they could not get down the streets THE COPS WHO CAUGHT THE BAD GUYS IN LESS THAN A WEEK, HARVEY THIS IS WHERE YOU AND I PART WAYS...YOU USED TO BE A NICE GUY NOW...I'M EMBARRASSED FOR YOU..HOLD ON TIGHT TO THE KKK'S IT'S ALL YOU HAVE LEFT..

520 days ago
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JW    

Oh my God, something a Kardashian and Kanye West did something not self-promoting, well, the way this sounds, yes, it is kind of self-promoting. On the surface, of course it seems like a kind gesture, however, does it pass the smell test, that is a different issue. Maybe if they had done it anonymously....someone explain the meaning of the word to them.

520 days ago
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Cecilia     

If it's legit, good for them. Publicity, tax write-off, or not - it's a good deed and kids will be helped.

520 days ago
22.

MAX    

i gotta say lil kimmy isnt that bad with 10 pounds of makeup on by kayne , dam he's one ugalee mofo as uglee as j zee

520 days ago
23.

Kendra    

I don't care what the motive, if the life of one baby is saved then its all good. As the mom of a preemie you don't care where the help comes from as long as the help comes.

520 days ago
24.

arealrascal    

The PR machine up and be-bopping! TMZ - the publicists' best friend!

520 days ago
25.

static    

If the hospital knew how polarizing these two are they may not be so happy about their support.

520 days ago
26.

GBeach    

I personally can't stand either one of them. Both of them disgust me. Having said that, even though I agree, its all PR, if any amount of money is donated to the hospital for the NICU, its great. THEY are not the hero's, the doctors and nurses on staff who help the babies are the true heros. Spoken from a mom who had a newborn in the NICU unit of my local hospital.

520 days ago
27.

Fred Farkel    

I am trying to have a problem with this but I can't.

520 days ago
28.

Maria    

Good for them!!!

520 days ago
29.

Maria    

Why should anyone care "why" Kim and Kanye are doing it, there are a lot of children and parents who will benefit from their generosity.

520 days ago
30.

SamanthaStaats    

Kim's thought process: Maybe if I pretend that I care about sick children America won't hate me anymore. Reality: No.

520 days ago
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