Bella was diagnosed with thyroid cancer 2 weeks before Christmas 2017. She had surgery on Feb 21st, the day after she turned 11. Bella was born with a genetic condition called 22q.11.2 deletion syndrome, and heart issues, her mom says, medically, this is nothing new, however this journey has been so rough on their family.
Bella has an older brother and younger sister. Star wars, softball are some of her favorite things! Travel has been hard for treatment, however, just like her 4 open heart surgeries she has bounced back from her most recent surgery. Her mom says, “We are trying to keep our heads above water, however in 11 yrs I have never worked more than 3 months at a time because she gets sick a lot.” Bella makes awareness videos on her youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZy4c9DVlI7VsNxqrzuf45w
Bella’s mom says, “I love this org. Bella is so excited when the jars arrive. We were able to save her birthday one for the hospital and she had so much fun opening it – She loved the whoopie cushions.”