When Kerry Cavallo’s four-year-old daughter, Bella, was diagnosed with C.H.A.R.G.E. Syndrome, a genetic mutation that occurs one in every 9,000-10,000 births, her world changed forever. The Cavallo family struggled financially due to mounting medical and travel expenses, and they began to meet other families fighting the same battle. Kerry knew something needed to change. In 2005, she founded Bella’s Angels.
Bella’s Angels, Inc. is a 501© 3 nonprofit organization that has grown immensely in the past decade, providing financial assistance to local children with life-long physical disabilities beyond what insurance covers.
In addition to raising funds to help cover medical expenses that are not covered by insurance, Bella’s Angels provides funding for family services, such as emotional support, parent-to-parent assistance and information on community resources. To date, the organization has helped children and families facing these same financial struggles across the county, affectionately referred to as “Bella’s Buddies.”
Finding help for a child with special needs can be completely overwhelming. We pride ourselves in taking years of hands on experience with Bella, along with many other special needs families, and using that knowledge and contacts to help make the path of our Buddies and their families a little smoother.
If you have any questions or concerns about a child with special needs please feel free to contact Deborah Jaffe at firstname.lastname@example.org.