Last week, Rihanna visited 6-year-old Jasmina Anema, who has a rare form of leukemia. As Rihanna came into her NYU Medical Center room, Jasmina exclaimed, "She's really here!"
Doctors are currently trying to find Jasmina a match for bone marrow, and the chemo she’s been going through often makes her extremely tired. But all of that apparently went out the window when Rihanna walked in!
Rihanna and Jasmina first connected after Jasmina’s mom put up a video on People asking for bone marrow donors to try and find a match. When Rihanna saw it, she said that she had to meet her and try and help.
Rihanna tells People, "It breaks my heart to see her go through this difficult sickness. Jasmina still hasn't found a match and she is just one of 6,000 people suffering from leukemia or other blood cancers who search the registry every day for a life-saving match. We can take action and sign up to be bone marrow donors. We can save the life of Jasmina and others like her."
This is the side of Rihanna we never get to see, and unfortunately it’s been overshadowed by the mess she’s in right now. But it’s great to see how selfless she’s been with this little girl! For more information, on how to become a donor, please visit www.OneForJasmina.com