About Us

Our Mission

The Bellaflies Foundation is dedicated to Making a Positive by providing hope for children and families affected by pediatric strokes. The foundation raises pediatric stroke awareness, funds pediatric stroke research and education worldwide, and provides support to children’s hospitals.

Our Inspiration

The Bellaflies Foundation was founded in memory of Isabella Cheree Paquette. Bella suddenly became ill on 9/11/11 with a virus that caused massive brain swelling, which lead to her having seizures and pediatric strokes. Seven days later on 9/17/11 Bella received her angel wings after fighting harder than anyone we have ever seen. She was 3 years, 5 months, and 3 days old.

We founded Bellaflies to continue Bella’s beautiful legacy of kindness by helping others. We call it Making a Positive, and believe that the world can always use more Bella in it!

The Bellaflies Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are a tax deduction. Our EIN number is 45-3836821

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -AESOP