• “Lion King” Star Shannon Tavarez To Receive Life Saving Transplant

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    A little “Lion King” actress from Queens stricken with acute myeloid leukemia will have a potentially lifesaving operation next week.

    Shannon Tavarez, an 11-year-old soprano from Bellerose who played Young Nala in the hit Broadway musical, will get a transplant of umbilical-cord blood. It has been used for several years as an alternative to bone marrow for treating leukemia.

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