| Nov 2, 2010
| 7:49 AM
A young Broadway star who was suffering from an aggressive form of leukemia has died, PIX 11 News has learned.
The family of Shannon Tavarez said the 11-year-old girl died Monday.
Tavarez, a native of Queens, had a promising Broadway career. She...
| Nov 15, 2010
Hundreds of volunteers Saturday crowded the sidewalks in Glendale, snaking from Glendale Memorial Hospital to Verdugo Park as part of the fifth annual Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Walk of Life.
The walk is meant to drive awareness about bone...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:27 PM
I received a note several days ago from a mutual friend, beginning "Just this past September, Michelle Parkin was abruptly diagnosed with advanced leukemia… She is a mom, just like so many of us, in love with life, modeling a healthy lifestyle for...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Finding purpose. An ideological college student signs up to be a blood and stem cell donor. Years later his name pops up as a match to save a young boy's life. Things have changed, time has passed, but the desire to help lives on. Then the gift is...
| May 8, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Dogs and their owners hit the streets of Leawood, Kan. on Sunday morning for a good cause. They were raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and helping a woman in her campaign to become woman of the year.
Ryan Jacobs is a nine-year-old...
| Jan 1, 2011
Members of Las Candelas joined in the celebration at the annual VMH Care Christmas party for the clients of the Glen Roberts Child Study Center earlier this month. The Las Candelas members had previously gift wrapped more than 500 packages for the...
| Jul 22, 2010
Frieda Jordan, president of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, is scheduled to appear Thursday on "The Larry Zarian Show" to discuss the challenges of securing more donors.
The worldwide registry of Armenian bone marrow donors is small, at about...
| Jul 22, 2010
Eleven-year-old actress Shannon Tavarez should have been belting out songs in her starring role as Young Nala in Broadway's "The Lion King."
Instead, the 78-pound actress lay curled on a hospital bed as a doctor injected her spine with her first dose...
| Aug 2, 2010
A few months ago, Dr. Thomas Einhorn was treating a patient with a broken ankle that wouldn't heal, even with multiple surgeries. So he sought help from the man's own body.
Einhorn drew bone marrow from the man's pelvic bone with a needle, condensed it...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 12:17 PM
An 11-year-old girl who played young Nala in "The Lion King" on Broadway will get a potentially lifesaving procedure.
Shannon Tavarez has leukemia and will get an umbilical-cord blood transplant on Tuesday. The blood-producing stem cells used in...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 6:07 AM
Melissa Behrmann jokes that since September of last year, she has voluntarily been a human pincushion.
But even after months of pokes and prodding and tests, Behrmann, 20, an Indian River native, would do it all over again.
In December, Behrmann donated...