Shannah is Bella & Rayna’s Mommy and the founder of Live Like Bella® Foundation. In February of 2013 while Bella was unconscious and recovering from a radical, 18 hour surgical procedure, Shannah made a social media post that would go viral. Shannah’s post explained that it was a beautiful day yet Bella could not go out that day and do all the favorite things she would have liked, so she challenged all of “Bella’s Believers” to go out and #LiveLikeBella. This post moved many around the world to pray for Bella, to know her story and to create an extraordinary movement of awareness about childhood cancer. Shannah’s post additionally, inspired many around the world to savor life as Bella did and thus, Live Like Bella® began.
Shannah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from the University of Florida.
As Vice Chair of Live Like Bella®, Shannah works closely with the board of directors as well as the executive director to ensure that the foundation’s strategic mission and vision is accomplished. Shannah is involved in all aspects of the foundation’s operations including funding research, assisting families in treatment, and funding headstones for children that have passed from cancer. She personally has served as an advocate and advisor to countless families around the globe who have a child battling cancer.
For six years Shannah fought and cared for our beloved Bella as she battled cancer. Now in Bella’s memory, Shannah fights and cares for other children with the same unending passion: Finding a cure for childhood cancer.