Jasmina Anema with President Obama

Jasmina Anema, the beautiful and brave six-year-old who captured the hearts of New Yorkers, lost her battle with leukemia on Wednesday. 

Just one month ago she met President Barack Obama at the White House.  Today the President said “Jasmina showed tremendous bravery in the face of adversity, and her ability to stay positive throughout her battle was an inspiration to me and to all those she touched”.

Obama added “as the parents of two young girls, our hearts particularly go out to Jasmina’s devoted mother Thea. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and with all who knew and loved Jasmina.”

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