THE HILLS star LAUREN CONRAD has been hailed a saint by a teenage cancer
sufferer after the reality TV star handed over $10,000 (#5,000) and her Teen
Choice Award surfboard to him.
Conrad met 13-year-old leukaemia patient Pat Pedraja at Saturday’s (02Aug08)
Do Something Awards in Los Angeles, and presented him with $10,000 for his work
recruiting bone-marrow donors.
The following night, at the Teen Choice Awards, she dedicated her Choice TV
Female Reality/Variety Star win to the teen – and then gave him the surfboard
honor she got to take home as a winner.
In a post on the Do Something website, a thrilled Pedraja writes, “She didn’t
have to go out of her way to give me a present and she didn’t have to dedicate
her award to me, but SHE DID!
“I want to tell everyone that Lauren Conrad is an exceptional person, more
than a reality TV star or fashion designer, but a person that I am proud to
look up to.”