Maleiha was born on November 18th, 1995, in Chicago, Illinois. The daughter of Sambra and Sonny Carino and the sister of Jasr Carino. Maleiha attended Clinton Elementary School and Stephen T. Mather High School. She was accepted and planned to attend the Univesity of Illinois at Chicago in the Fall of 2014. Maleiha was diagnosed with Childhood Leukemia at 15, a cancer of the early blood-forming cells. She fought fearlessly through her early adolescence. Maleiha missed most of her high school experience due to countless hospital visits. It did not stop her from continuing her education.