I literally just found out about this today. This angel, Shannon Tavarez played Young Nala in The Lion King on Broadway, but had to leave due to being diagnosed with leukemia. She couldn’t find a bone marrow doner in time, and passed away November 1st, 2010.  This is one of the saddest things I’ve ever heard. Watch this video, and you’ll see how optimistic, enthusiastic, and beautiful she was. truly heartbreaking. RIP.