Rihanna has helped a woman battling leukemia to find a bone marrow donor.
Lisa Lisa Gershowitz-Flynn, a 41-year-old lawyer, is amazed at the response she got from strangers after the singer sent out a plea for help. The donor was anonymous, has never met her, and doesn’t know who she is.
Rihanna had reached out to Flynn, asking fans to come in and help through an exclusive article at People magazine. Nearly 5,000 readers then called DKMS, the world’s leading bone marrow donor center.
Rihanna’s efforts can potentially save other lives. “We actually recruited and registered roughly 2,000 new donors, just from phone calls and emails we got â€“ and it’s continuing,” says Katharina Harf, executive vice president of DKMS.
After finding the match, Flynn is now awaiting the bone marrow transplant.
“My life will be saved because of you, my family and friends (old and new),” Flynn writes. “My children (Michael, 5, and Alexandra, 3) will have their mother, my husband will have his wife, and my parents will have their daughter.”
To join this campaign, go to the DKS website.