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Shannon Tavarez

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

Hospital Bed (credit: CBS 2)

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

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

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

Shannon Tavarez

B’way To Hold Drive For Sick ‘Lion King’ Kid Star

Actress Shannon Tavarez finding support in her fight against leukemia.

CBS 2–07/22/2010

Shannon Tavarez

B'way To Hold Drive For Sick 'Lion King' Kid Star

Actress Shannon Tavarez finding support in her fight against leukemia.

CBS 2–07/22/2010

Shannon Tavarez

11-Year-Old Broadway Star Bravely Battles Leukemia

Shannon Tavarez is fighting leukemia and hopes to inspire people to donate bone marrow for fellow patients.

CBS 2–07/15/2010