Rihanna going out of her way to find bone marrow donor for cancer patient

February 24th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by admin  

Washington,
Feb 24 (ANI): R&B singer Rihanna surely has a heart of gold, for the singer
immediately stepped forward to help after learning that a leukemia-stricken NYC
mom of two was in desperate need of a marrow transplant.

Though,
the 20-year-old singer had a busy last week, she went out of her way to help
the lady-in-need.

“When
I heard about Lisa [Gershowitz Flynn]’s plight, my heart brokeI said, I need
to get the word out about Lisa right away,” People quoted Rihanna, as
saying.

The singer
is working with DKMS, the world’s largest non-profit marrow donor center to
help raise awareness for the need for people to come forward to become donors.

“I think DKMS is an incredible charity because you can really see
the results. My own charity, Believe, works specifically with children in need
[and with children with leukemia], she said.

Children
need their mothers more than anything else in the world. Lisa has two children.
My charity will continue to work with DKMS, because in finding a way to save
Lisa’s life, we will in turn be saving her children’s lives, she added.

Meanwhile,
Flynn, is gob-smacked that the pop star is taking time out to try to find a
donor match for her and many others who may die if they don’t get one.

“For
Rihanna to even be thinking about helping others and putting herself out there
when she is so busy with her career is tremendous,” said Flynn.

The
41-year-old mother of Michael, 5, and Alexandra, 3, learned she has an
aggressive form of cancer called Acute Myelogenous Leukemia the day after
Thanksgiving. Doctors told her she has four to six weeks to find a life-saving
donor match. (ANI)

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