Marvel star Eka Darville loses young son to rare form of brain cancer
Eka Darville's 10-year-old son died following a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Marvel star Eka Darville's 10-year-old son has died following a battle with a rare form of brain tumour.
The 'Jessica Jones' and 'Power Rangers' star's little boy, Mana, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of the deadly disease called glioneuronal brain cancer earlier this year and told he could have just weeks to live.
Mana went through several treatments with thousands raised through a GoFundMe page, where followers were regularly updated on his cancer battle.
Eka's mother, Malaika, heartbreakingly announced in the latest video update that the brave young boy tragically lost his fight and admitted it's a relief that he is now "free" and at "peace".
She said: "I still wanted to come together in this prayer because he’s still always gonna be with us and he’s still with us.
"You can imagine the amount of sadness and grief of Eka, Lila and Lila’s parents, his grandparents, myself, his little brothers.
"But at the same time, there's a lot of joy. There's a lot of peace.
"There's a lot of stillness in the house after such a long struggle for 463 days since the whole ordeal began. And now he's free. Now he's dancing in the light.
"We all see it, we feel it and I know that many of you, like myself, loved Mana eternally.
"Mana managed to touch more hearts than most do in a whole lifetime.
"And he will continue to touch hearts with his story, courage and strength and wisdom coming into the highest frequencies of the ascended masters, the angelic realms, the angels, the light help guide man to pour our love into his soul."
The shocking diagnosis came after Mana collapsed on a beach in July 2022.
From then on, he would suffer nasty seizures, and after being taken into hospital in January, the family learned the devastating diagnosis.
Mana went under the knife to have most of the tumour removed.
The Australia-based family then relocated to the US to try different treatments, which they were able to do after exceeding their $600,000 goal on the GoFundMe page.
Throughout, the family remained hopeful for a cure.
In a recent Instagram post, they wrote: “Mana is still breathing so we have hope.
“We know miracles are possible because we see it everyday with our little man. Thank you to everyone for sharing your daily #manamoment with us.”