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Water line at the Heckman's home after Sandy (credit: Danielle Heckman)

Long Island Family Struggling To Survive And Treat Sick Son After Sandy

It’s been a very difficult year for the Heckman family on Long Island and, because of Sandy, things are even worse.

11/27/2012

In this March 25, 2010 photo provided by Disney Theatrical Productions, actress Shannon Tavarez is seen backstage at the Minskoff theater in New York where she was playing the part of Young Nala in the Broadway musical, "The Lion King." Tavarez, 11, died Monday Nov. 1, 2010, after losing her battle with Leukemia. A founder of the bone marrow donor center DKMS, said Tavarez died at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, on Long Island. (AP Photo/Disney Theatrical Productions, Jenny Anderson)

Bone Marrow Drive In Young Broadway Star’s Memory

A bone marrow donor registry drive is being organized in memory of the 11-year-old girl who starred as Young Nala in Broadway’s “The Lion King.”

01/14/2011

In this March 25, 2010 photo provided by Disney Theatrical Productions, actress Shannon Tavarez is seen backstage at the Minskoff theater in New York where she was playing the part of Young Nala in the Broadway musical, "The Lion King." Tavarez, 11, died Monday Nov. 1, 2010, after losing her battle with Leukemia. A founder of the bone marrow donor center DKMS, said Tavarez died at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, on Long Island. (AP Photo/Disney Theatrical Productions, Jenny Anderson)

Young ‘Lion King’ Star Dies From Leukemia

Eleven-year-old Broadway actress Shannon Tavarez has died. The “Lion King” actress’ battle with leukemia won the hearts of singers Alicia Keys, Rihanna and 50 Cent.

11/02/2010

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Broadway Child Star To Get Lifesaving Surgery

An 11-year-old girl who played young Nala in “The Lion King” on Broadway will get a potentially lifesaving procedure.

08/13/2010