She was a beautiful, funny, lover of all things girly, 9-year-old who gained her angel wings on Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 due to her diagnosis with T-lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL), a rare form of aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Nala liked to spend time doing crafts, listening to music, dancing, dressing up and working on her next joke — Nala absolutely loved making other people laugh. Her biggest passion was her family, “Ohana”.
In the beginning of December 2022, Nalani started showing symptoms of what appeared to be a cold. Her pediatrician diagnosed her with bronchitis and prescribed medications that should have helped improve her symptoms within just a few days. Unfortunately, she didn’t appear to be getting any better -- instead, her parents noticed that their normally bubbly, high-energy little girl was appearing weaker and weaker each day. On Sunday, December 11th, Nala’s complaints of worsening body aches and inability to catch a breath resulted in a trip to the ER where a scan quickly identified a large mass in her chest. A biopsy a few days later would produce a preliminary report confirming Nala's cancer diagnosis.
Nala’s short residence at Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas didn't go without further challenges. Her lungs had to be drained of fluid twice, she had a blood clot dangerously close to her heart, along with fluid buildup around her heart that doctors had to address before placing her on a medevac to Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Her family members were pulling all their strength together to fight for Nala, and now Nala's parents have to deal with the devastating loss of their 9-year-old and officially say goodbye to their little girl. Nala Delaney, you are a sweet soul that will forever be missed and loved!
We are accepting donations, and any amount is appreciated. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to Nala’s family to help her parents and their other 5 young children get back on their feet after this heartbreaking matter.
We thank you in advance for any form of contribution you are able to provide for Nala's family!