About Janelle

Janelle is Bella's mommy. She made her a promise before she went to Heaven that she would make a positive in Bella's honor. Bellaflies is Bella's foundation. Her mommy and daddy just run it. The foundation is her way keeping her promise, and letting Bella know that she will never give up on her.

UCSF pediatric stroke research team Strides for Strokes 2015 recipient


University of California, San Francisco pediatric stroke research team
From left to right, it is Maria Kuccherzki (project manager), Nancy Hills, PhD (biostatistician), Heather Fullerton, M.D (pediatric stroke neurologist) , and Christine Fox, M.D (pediatric stroke neurologist and investigator)

We are proud to announce this years proceeds recipient of Strides for Strokes 2015. The pediatric stroke research team at UCSF will be using the funds to analyze the data they have collected in the vascular effects of infection in Pediatric Stroke (VIPS) Study. They will be looking at recurrent strokes in children, and also at how the children are affected by the stroke—their neurological impairment and how it is affecting their quality of life.

Bellaflies “gift will be extremely helpful…to work on these analyses,” wrote Dr. Fullerton, “it will help us cross the finish line for the secondary analyses we want to do!”

We cannot wait to hear the results of these analyses and are happy that Bella’s foundation is Making a Positive in such a life changing way!






Strides for Strokes 2014: University of California, San Francisco

Here is the wonderful UCSF Pediatric Stroke Research team!! They are the team that is working on the research study Understanding Early Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke and are the benefactors of our Strides for Strokes 2014 pediatric stroke research donation!

They are currently analyzing the data and we are so anxious to hear the results! Bellaflies is thrilled to be able to support such important research for the pediatric stroke community, and we look forward to being able to donate again next year! IMG_4307

Left to Right: : Katherine Sear, Dr. Christine Fox, Dr. Heather Fullerton, Dr. Nancy Hills, Brittany Sprigg and Maria Kuchherzki

Thank you UCSF Pediatric Stroke Research Team for ALL of your hard work and dedication to our children!!

SAVE your FREE toiletries!

Bella’s grandma had a brilliant idea for all of you travelers!! If you bring your own toiletries SAVE the FREE ones the hotel gives you!!! When we travel we always take our own, but the ones that are provided are PERFECT size for the families at ACH!! We will save ours through out the year and then add them to Bella’s Blessing Baskets. We are working on a drop off location in NWA to keep a bucket going all year, but if you don’t live in NWA we have a solution for you too! Pick up a flat rate box and fill that up throughout the year until it’s full then send it to Bellaflies. Anyone who you travel with ask them to join you, in fact, you can have a bucket at work that employees put all of their toiletries in that we can add to our ACH donation! Please remember that these items MUST be new, unopened because of the risk of contamination since they are going to a hospital. These families already have enough to worry about. Let’s try and help them out by taking care of their basic necessities. Please pass it on and tell anyone who travels. I know that ACH needs ALL of the items listed and we can’t wait to make a BIG dent in that need in honor of our sweet Bella Boo!!


#WorldStrokeDay Wednesday, October 29th

The Bellaflies Foundation is proud to take part in #WorldStrokeDay! We are committed to spreading pediatric stroke awareness, and hope that you will join us too!!

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You can share this iconographic created by the International Alliance for Pediatrics Stroke (IAPS) and The American Heart Association|The American Stroke Association: Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 11.44.28 AM