BELLA’S BUDDIES

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Akira was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma on April 17, 2013 at 19 months old. She is a creative, loving ball of joy. She enjoys bubbles, singing and playing outside. She lives life to the fullest and enjoys time with cousins. She loves singing in church and being read books. Akira’s diagnosis put a great burden on our family but with God all things are possible and he’s guided our journey.

Ways Akira likes to Live Like Bella®: Sing Jesus songs, cuddle all the time and take bubble baths.

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Melanie was diagnosed with pre–B-cell Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on July 18,2014 at the age of 12 after a year long battle with Lupus. She enjoys art and crafts, painting, clay molding, spending time with her friends and siblings, and playing outside. She is a huge fan of One Direction and Ed Sheerhan. Her wish is to find a cure and be a beacon of hope to many.

Ways Melanie likes to Live Like Bella®: Listen to worship music, go to church and pray for others.

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Melissa was diagnosed T-Cell Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) on November 27, 2014 at the age of 11. She enjoys being a girly-girl, dressing up, putting on make up, the colors blue and pink, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Her wish is to find a cure for Pediatric cancer.

Ways Melissa likes to Live Like Bella®: Pray all the time, pray for others, take bubble baths, show compassion and play the Ukulele.

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Julian was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma on November 23, 2014 at the age of 16. He also had autism. He loved dancing, singing and being around people. He was a very loving and caring young man and was a beacon of joy to all who meet him. He was also a huge fan of The Rock.

Ways Julian likes to Live Like Bella®: Seeing shows, playing instruments, praying, singing Jesus songs, he always said mmmmmm when something tasted good and he loved to snuggle with his mom and brothers. His mom says he always looked great in red!

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Emily was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in November 2013 at the age of 14. She was a spunky, funny, witty cheerleader with a huge, beautiful smile, who loved the color Tiffany blue, make up and nail polish. She had several makeup tutorials on You Tube as well. She will be forever missed.

Ways Emily liked to Live Like Bella®: Listen to music and eating her favorite foods: sushi and pizza.

 

Josephine was diagnosed with Wilms tumor in 2014 at the age of three. She began treatment in her native country of Haiti then moved to Miami, Florida to continue treatment. She enjoyed watching movies, dressing up and playing games. Her big brown eyes and infectious smile always lit up the room. We were honored to know and love her and she will be missed.

Ways Josephine liked to Live Like Bella®: Listen to music, cuddle, pray and play instruments.

 

WAYS TO "LIVE LIKE BELLA"

  • Wear red
  • Show compassion
  • Pray for others
  • Eat S'mores
  • Belly laugh really loud
  • Sing at the top of your lungs
  • See a show
  • Play an instrument
  • Sing Jesus songs
  • Pray all the time
  • Cuddle
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Say mmmm when something tastes really good
  • Ride “It's a Small World” at Disney

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