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Paris Hilton donates $5,000 to sick fan

The socialite and reality star was touched by Mike Oliveri’s struggle with muscular dystrophy and gave him a cheque to help with medical bills

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In a February 12, 2012 file photo, Paris Hilton arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Socialite Paris Hilton has donated $5,000 (Dh18,365) to a fan suffering from a muscle disease.

She met Mike Oliveri, who has muscular dystrophy, in a nightclub in Los Angeles early July, and touched by his story, she gave him a cheque to help offset the cost of his medical bills, reports

Thanking the 31-year-old for her generosity in a video posted on his personal website, Oliveri posted: “I met her about a week-and-a-half ago. I just thought she was a very sweet person. We became friends and she just sent me $5,000 and saved my life, literally.”

“I just want to say, Paris, I love you, thank you so much”.

Oliveri hopes his story helps others get to know the real Hilton and said: “There’s a lot of bad, horrible press about Paris. She’s not what everybody thinks she is. She is an incredible person.”