Nala's Cancer Journey Started at 2-months-old


Meet Nala!



Nala recently turned three, and yet she has already battled more health obstacles than most do in a lifetime.












  • In July 2018, Nala was initially diagnosed with Wilms Tumor. She was only 2-months-old at the time, and she underwent chemotherapy until March of 2019.


  • In December of 2020, routine scans showed an ovarian lesion which doctors thought was a cyst.


  • In February of 2021, the cyst had enlarged and they discovered that she had a secondary carcinoma of her ovary.


  • Nala recently had surgery, and her family is awaiting a treatment plan.



Because of the unknown circumstances of her latest diagnosis, Nala’s mother took time off work through FMLA.


Not working has caused a financial strain as her mother continues to care for Nala and her 2 siblings, aged nine and six.



Nala’s mother took time off work through FMLA. Not working has caused a financial strain as her mother continues to care for Nala and her 2 siblings, aged nine and six.


With the assistance of the Hands for Holly Memorial Fund, a grant was issued to assist with their rent, auto loan, and household expenses while their family focuses on Nala’s care. A Financial Guidebook was given to the family to provide further financial education and budget tools alongside the emergency funding.



From Nala's family,

"Thank you so much! I really appreciate the help your organization has provided for my family. God bless you all!”


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