Rihanna is nominated for three awards at this Sunday’s Grammys, but first, the “Disturbia” singer has something else to attend to – saving a life.
Rihanna is helping a 5-year-old New York City girl look for a bone marrow donor, Access Hollywood has learned.
The young girl, Jasmina, has leukemia.
“She needs a bone marrow transplant to live,” Rihanna told Access. “When I saw [a] video of Jasmina, it broke my heart. It is so unfair that for a black patient it ‘s so much harder to find a bone marrow match.”
According to her mom, Thea Amena, Jasmina is a “huge, huge Rihanna fan.”
“Last year when I was in Best Buy, Jasmina was in the store singing and dancing in front of a huge screen with Rihanna on it,” she said. “The only way I could pull her away was to buy one of Rihanna’s CDs. She’s been listening to it ever since.”
While Jasmina has undergone chemotherapy, she needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.