The Formidable Son-In-Law: The Charismatic Lucas Gray - Chapter 288
Chapter 288: Donation to the Hospital
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The doctor in the white coat seemed to be in a difficult spot too. After hesitating for a while, she said, “Miss Keller, I understand the situation that you’re in, but your mother’s illness requires a long period of time and a lot of medication to treat. I can only say that I will try my best to help you and find a way to help your mother apply for some financial aid to reduce the pressure on you.”
Miss Keller nodded and thanked the doctor. “Thank you so much, Dr. Jones!”
Dr. Jones smiled. “It’s my duty.” Then she said some comforting words to Miss Keller and left.
Lucas was a little surprised because the familiar-looking Miss Keller in front of him now was none other than Grace Keller, whom Lucas had once met previously.
Just about a month ago, Scarlet had tricked Amelia into leaving the kindergarten with her for the sake of taking revenge on Lucas. Amelia had then been brought to Logan Hale’s villa, where there was another young woman whom Logan had abducted. She was none other than Grace.
In those few hours that Amelia was held in the villa, Grace took great care of her. And for the sake of protecting Amelia, Grace even gave in to Logan’s despicable request. If Lucas hadn’t arrived in the nick of time, Grace might have really been violated by Logan.
When they returned home from Logan’s villa, Amelia also sang praises about the gentle and beautiful Grace. So Lucas had been very grateful to Grace, who was willing to sacrifice her chastity in order to protect his daughter, Amelia.
For this reason, Lucas even specially gave Grace his business card and told her that she could seek help from him if she ever encountered any difficulties in the future.
However, it seemed that Grace was indeed encountering some difficulties, but she didn’t call him to ask for help.
After thinking about it, Lucas didn’t go up to greet Grace or ask about her situation but instead followed behind Dr. Jones to the entrance of an office.
“Hello, Dr. Jones,” Lucas greeted at the door.
Dr. Jones turned around and sized up Lucas before pushing her glasses up her nose bridge and asking in puzzlement, “Who are you?”
Lucas answered politely, “Dr. Jones, I’m a friend of Grace Keller. I overheard you talking to her just now. May I ask if Grace’s mother is suffering from some serious illness?”
Having a hunch that Lucas was an upright person because of the look in his eyes, and coupled with the fact that Lucas managed to say Grace’s name, Dr. Jones no longer doubted his identity. She sighed, pointed to a chair in the office, and asked Lucas to have a seat so they could talk.
Dr. Jones was a kind-looking female doctor in her late forties whose hair was graying a little.
After sitting down on the chair in front of her desk, she said, “Since you are Grace’s friend, I’ll be frank with you. Her mother has developed kidney failure due to excessive labor that has put a strain on her body. She needs a large amount of medication and dialysis for her condition to improve slowly. She is prone to developing uremia or even acute kidney failure, so her condition is not very optimistic.
“The best treatment for patients like her is a kidney transplant. However, it’s difficult to find a suitable donor, and the costs of treatment are extremely high as well. I’m afraid Miss Keller can’t afford it at all.”
When Lucas heard the words ‘kidney failure’, his entire body stiffened.
Six years ago, his mother had developed kidney failure precisely because of years of excessive labor and fatigue. She had only visited the hospital when her illness put her in a life-threatening situation several times. But by the time she was diagnosed, her illness had already developed to a critical stage.
At that time, Lucas was just a fresh graduate who didn’t have enough money for his mother’s treatment. Out of desperation, he had no choice but to go all out and seek help from the Huttons, only to receive their mockery and scoldings.
Later on, while he was working hard to earn money for his mother’s medical expenses, he somehow got involved in that scandal with Cheyenne, causing him to become the live-in son-in-law of the Carters. In the end, he swallowed his pride and borrowed 50,000 dollars from William to save his mother.
Unfortunately, by the time he rushed to the hospital, it was already too late. His mother had lost the fight to her illness.
This would forever be an agonizing memory for Lucas.
Now, he could easily afford the tens of thousands, but his mother would never come back to life.
A tinge of sorrow and misery appeared in Lucas’s eyes.
He suddenly said, “Dr. Jones, I would like to donate fifteen million dollars to the hospital specifically to support treatment for patients diagnosed with kidney failure. What are the procedures that I have to go through to make the donation?”
Dr. Jones sprung up from her chair immediately and asked in disbelief, “What did you say? You want to donate fifteen million dollars to the hospital to support treatment for patients diagnosed with kidney failure?”
Lucas nodded solemnly.
Lucas wasn’t short of this 15 million dollars now. But he knew very well how much pain people would be in after developing kidney failure, as well as how much pressure would be put on the family members of patients with kidney failure.
If he had been able to receive such financial help when his mother was ill, she would probably have survived.
But it was impossible to turn back time. If his donation could help more patients with kidney failure, he would feel much more relieved and heartened. He was certain that his late mother would definitely support his decision too.
After confirming that Lucas wasn’t joking, Dr. Jones was exhilarated. She immediately took Lucas to the director’s office to let them discuss this matter personally.
Fifteen million dollars was an enormous donation!
The elderly director of the hospital was extremely excited as well. He grabbed Lucas’s hand and praised him incessantly.
They were doctors whose duties were to save lives and treat the injured, so none of them were willing to watch their patients pass away due to their inability to pay for treatment. But the treatment of some diseases truly required a large sum of money, medication, and equipment. So sometimes, they really had no choice but to watch sadly as those patients passed away.Read latest Chapters at supernovel.net Only
But now that Lucas was going to donate 15 million dollars, there would be hope for many patients suffering from kidney failure but couldn’t afford treatment!
Soon, the director called some people to his office for a brief conference to talk about Lucas’s donation. It was stipulated clearly that a special kidney failure foundation would be established and that the 15 million dollars Lucas was going to donate would be used to help those suffering from kidney failure and facing financial difficulties.
The director also invited Lucas to be the person in charge of the foundation, thus giving him the right to audit and supervise the usage of the funds.
Lucas didn’t want to interfere with the operation of the foundation, so he declined the offer. Instead, he made a small request. “I just want the money to be used for each and every person who needs help, and I also hope that the hospital will keep my donation confidential and not mention it to anyone.”