But on Sunday morning, devastation struck when Kawa was pulled unconscious from the pool at the villa her family was staying at.
As The Sydney Morning Herald reports, the little girl was resuscitated by a Perth doctor staying at the same resort.
Generous donors pledged money to the family’s GoFundMe page to pay for an emergency medical plane back to Australia and for the little girl’s medical expenses.
Kawa was flown to Perth and remains in an induced coma at Princess Margaret Hospital. She is in a stable condition.
“Update on my beautiful niece, she has arrived back in Perth and now at PMH," she wrote.
"She is in an induced coma and dr are running tests on her. Thank you all again for your support, prayers and wishes during this time. So blessed to have so much [love] come our way."
Ms Walsh also told Perth Now: “(We’re) just so, so incredibly grateful for [the doctor] and the people around that were able to save her life.
“She’s just a happy little spirit, she’s just a bright spark that makes you smile.”
The family said any money raised through crowdfunding that is not needed for medical expenses would be donated to charity.
As Seven News reports, Kawa’s parents, Dee Tang and Desmond Sweeney, run the homewares business Kawaiian Love Shack.