Bajan pop star Rihanna and R&B superstar Alicia Keys have joined forces to help 11-year-old cancer-stricken Broadway star Shannon Tavarez.
The two stars are using their image and power to spread the word about the young actress condition. Tavarez was featured in one of the Lion King animated film. She is suffering from an acute form of leukemia.
“For her, the sky is the limit, but now she’s fighting for her life,” Keys said. The Grammy winner has asked her fans to become bone marrow donors.
Rihanna is also urging her supporters to help the young star and others affected by the disease.
“[Tavarez] should be performing on Broadway, but is confined to her bed, fighting for her life,” Rihanna said.
The star added: “She needs to find a bone marrow donor to survive. I urge all my fans to register [as donors]. It’s the most beautiful thing someone could do, to give the gift of life.”