Jasmine Anema Passes Away

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Jasmina Anema, who captured the hearts of President Obama, Rihanna and thousands of ordinary Americans, lost her courageous fight against leukemia today.

The little girl was just six years old.

"Today, January 27, at 10:55 p.m., Jasmina lost her fight against leukemia," her grief-stricken mother wrote to a sad group of supporters who that rallied around Jasmine's worldwide, public campaign to find bone-marrow donors.

President Barack Obama himself commented on the sand news, releasing a statement:

Rihanna and Jasmina

Jasmina Anema was not lacking for celebrity support.

"It is with great sadness that Michelle and I extend our condolences on the passing of Jasmina Anema ... she showed tremendous bravery, and her ability to remain positive was an inspiration to me and to all those she touched."

Jasmina Anema's story gained publicity last year when Rihanna made a public plea for bone-marrow donors to come forward. As a result, Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams, NBA star Paul Pierce and others joined the cause.

Jasmina received her transplant last year when a near-perfect match was found. But in September, her leukemia returned, though she always remained positive.

Rest in peace, Jasmina, and may your inspiring story give hope to others out there waging similar struggles, and to those who lend a hand to others in need.

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That is so sad for little Jasmina to die like that i pray for you thea with Jasmina dieing and everything i will have you and her in my prayers i know it is so tragic for her to die like that

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i spelled some word wrong but iam sosososososososososososososososo sorri ms.mr.amena

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iam so sorry my prays go out 2 u and ur family iam doing a assment on cancer and i doing on her whould that bbe okay with u because i want to shoe the world what she was like and how brave she was i luv u and stay storng

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Now THIS is a truly SAD occasion...Nothin' rips me up worse than to hear a child was stricken with somethin',abused in some way,or just taken from life after such a brief span of time...6? Are you kidding me??!! She didn't even have time to get adjusted to life,let alone live any of it! How can the powers that be,be so cold and cruel?? Imagine all the joy and things she may've accomplished had she been able to continue her journey...It always makes me sad for the little ones...Some just do not catch a break...My condolences go to her family,friends and loved ones...RIP Jasmina--You WILL be missed...HW