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Rapper Pitbull lends private plane to rescue cancer patients from Puerto Rico

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Posted at 9:32 AM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 09:32:14-04

A South Florida celebrity is joining the growing list of public figures offering personal aid to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria: Pitbull.

The Miami-based rapper is reportedly sending his private plane to the hurricane-thrashed island to transport cancer patients back to the U.S. to receive their chemotherapy treatments.

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez took to Twitter to thank the star for his compassionate act.

"Thanks to singer @Pitbull for lending his private plane to transport cancer patients from Puerto Rico to the United States so they can take chemo," Gonzalez said in a translated tweet.

This past weekend singer Jennifer Lopez said she would donate $1 million to help in recovery efforts on the island.

Courtesy of our news partner at NBC Miami