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Rihanna and Kelly Rowland Lose Their Leukemia-Stricken Pal

January 29, 2010 (6:39 am) GMT
After raising people's awareness to help a six-year old girl finding bone marrow donor in her battle with leukemia, Rihanna and Kelly Rowland have to have big heart as the girl has lost her fight.

The cancer-stricken girl who inspired and to issue emotional appeals for bone marrow donors has lost her battle with leukemia. Six-year-old Jasmina Anema captured the hearts of the public as she bravely fought a rare and deadly form of the disease.

Anema was diagnosed with the illness in January, 2009 and befriended the singers as they called on fans to register as bone marrow donors to help find a potential match. A suitable donor was found and the youngster received a bone marrow transplant in 2009.

But she was admitted to New York University's Langone Medical Center on Monday night, January 25, suffering from fevers and shortness of breath. She was subsequently diagnosed with pneumonia in both lungs and passed away on Wednesday night, January 27, reports People.com.

Her mother Thea Anema confirmed the tragic news in a posting on the Caring Bridge blog she had set up to keep the public informed of Jasmina's progress, writing: "Jasmina lost her fight against leukemia."

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