Leukemia

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Valerie Fund Helps Not Only Young Cancer Patients, But Also Their Parents

You’ve been hearing this week about how the Valerie Fund puts young cancer patients at ease, but it also does wonders for their parents.

06/08/2011

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Valerie Fund Helps Child Cancer Patients In New Jersey, Some Barely Able To Speak

Even little children get cancer, including those who are barely old enough to speak, and the Valerie Fund is there to help them.

06/07/2011

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Valerie Fund Helps Children With Leukemia In Morristown

They are saving lies, but what children leave remembering of their experiences is remarkable.

06/06/2011

Suzanne Barron (L), Christopher Barron (R) (Photo/CBS 2)

NJ Leukemia Victim’s Mom Carries On Son’s Memory With Comic Book Class

Budget cuts at School 21 in Paterson may have taken away its art and music teacher, but thanks to the family of a former student from Glen Rock, art has made a comeback in a very creative way.

02/16/2011

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)

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

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Booted From School, NJ 4-Year-Old Gets First Haircut

Jack Szablewski had over 12 inches of hair down his back.

11/30/2010

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L.I. Woman Dies After Marrow Donors Refuse To Show

Officials of the Bone Marrow Center said the decision was theirs and theirs alone, and that they don’t have to give a reason.

11/08/2010

Jill Clayburgh

Broadway Remembers Clayburgh

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Hollywood and Broadway are remembering actress Jill Clayburgh after succumbed to her 21-year battle with leukemia. Clayburgh, who was born in Manhattan, had a career that spanned five decades. One […]

11/06/2010

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

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Did Yonkers Woman Fake Cancer For Free Wedding Dress?

She got a $1,200 wedding dress for free, but now there are reports that 23-year-old Jessica Vega faked having a terminal illness to get a discounted wedding.

09/08/2010

Jake Amato (L) Kaitlyn Rochel (R) (Photo/CBS 2)

Donors Sought For Young L.I. Friends Battling Leukemia

8-year-old Jake Amato and 7-year-old Kaitlyn talked to CBS 2 about living half of their lives battling the cancer.

08/27/2010

Shannon Tavarez (File Photo)

Young ‘Lion King’ Actress Doing Well After Transplant

The doctor who treated an 11-year-old girl who played young Nala in “The Lion King” on Broadway says she’s in excellent spirits following a potentially lifesaving procedure.

08/18/2010

Shannon Tavarez (File Photo)

Young ‘Lion King’ Actress Gets Blood Transplant

11-year-old Shannon Tavarez, who played young Nala in “The Lion King” on Broadway, has undergone a potentially lifesaving procedure.

08/17/2010

(AP Photo/Rick Maiman)

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

Shannon Tavarez played "Young Nala" in "The Lion King" until leukemia hit three months ago. She was released from the hospital Tuesday night, and hopes her fight will inspire people to donate bone marrow for fellow patients.  CBS

11-Year-Old Broadway Star Bravely Battles Leukemia

NEW YORK (CBS) ― A young Broadway star is in a big battle with cancer, and she’s hoping her story will inspire more people to join the fight. Shannon Tavarez played “Young Nala” in “The […]

07/28/2010

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