New York City's own Jasmina Anema, the 6-year-old who bravely fought her leukemia and got thousands to donate bone marrow, died last night at NYU's Langone Medical Center. She was admitted Monday after her mother noticed a fever and shortness of breath—at that point she was diagnosed with pneumonia and the Daily News reports her condition quickly deteriorated.

Last year the Greenwich Village kindergartner captivated not just New York, but the entire nation. She got to meet Rihanna (who became a bone marrow donor) and President Obama. Her spirit garnered the attention of many, and eventually in May she found a matching donor and received a transplant.

In September, however, the cancer returned. On that day, her mother says Jasmina tried to console her, saying from her hospital bed: "Mama, no reason to cry. Just think of something beautiful."

Last night, her mother updated her blog, simply saying: "Today, January 27th, at 10:55 p.m. Jasmina lost her fight against leukemia."