Rihanna spoke out in support of six-year-old Jasmina Anema last year to help her find a bone marrow donor to treat her aggressive leukemia, so the singer was devastated to learn that Anema passed away on Wednesday. Rihanna said: "I am incredibly heartbroken that Jasmina has passed away. She was such a brave and special child. She showed more strength and spirit than many adults I have met. I feel blessed that I was able to have her in my life, and know that through her example she has saved...Read Full Story
Jasmina Anema's battle with leukemia is well-known to New Yorkers, who followed the kindergartener as she struggled to find a bone marrow donor and met with people like President Barack Obama and pop star Rihanna, who spoke out in support of her. But Anema's fight came to an end late Tuesday night, when she passed away in the hospital. Jasmina's godmother Mariana Verkerk said, "She was an incredible fighter to the end. Her attitude was always incredibly positive. She fought her battle so...Read Full Story
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