Singer saves stranger's life
Rihanna has helped find a leukaemia sufferer a bone marrow donor.
Two weeks ago the singer, 20, put out a plea for help and now lawyer Lisa Gershowitz-Flynn, 41, can have a live-saving transplant.
‘When I heard about Lisa’s plight, my heart broke,’ Rihanna tells People. ‘I said, I need to get the word out about Lisa right away.’
5,000 people came forward and contacted DKMS, the world’s leading bone marrow donor centre, after Rihanna launched her campaign – and one of those was a match for mum-of-2 Lisa.
‘Today a 32-year-old guardian angel consented to be my donor, even though in all likelihood she has never met me and does not know who I am,’ the New York attorney has written in an email to wellwishers.
‘The English language does not have words that are adequate to thank someone for working to save your life.
‘Please continue to spread the word about how important it is to fill the bone marrow registry with donors to save others.’
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