Our mission is to financially assist local children with life-long physical disabilities beyond what insurance covers. Our vision is to also compile a vast database of hospitals, corporate entities, housing options when traveling, along with a network of volunteers and parents nationwide who will come together and support “Bella’s Buddies”.
Bella’s Angels, Inc. (formerly the Bella Cavallo Foundation) was formed after the friends and family of Bella Cavallo found themselves struggling to find help with the mounting medical and travel expenses, associated with the general lack of knowledge, locally, in diagnosing and treating Bella. After years of searching for answers, and traveling across the country to meet with various doctors, Bella was diagnosed with CHARGE SYNDROME at age four.
We have been able to assist over twenty children, and counting, from the ages of birth to 18 years old, all across the country. Funds raised are used to help cover medical or travel expenses not covered by insurance companies, but crucial in diagnosing and treating their individual medical needs. We have used the knowledge gathered over the course of years, in finding care for Bella, to help these families.
In addition to raising funds to help cover medical expenses that are not covered by insurance for our Buddies we provide family services such as providing emotional support, parent to parent assistance, and information on community resources.
Finding help for a child with special needs can be completely overwhelming. We pride ourselves in taking years of hand 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 life-long physical disabilities please feel free to contact Deborah Jaffe at firstname.lastname@example.org.