TODAY'S WISH RECIPIENT WAS A PERFECTLY HEALTHY CHILD UNTIL, AT THE AGE OF 3, HER FOSTER FATHER DID THE UNTHINKABLE. HERE IS BELLE'S STORY
We received a wish from Nicole for her beloved adopted daughter Belle. Along with her wish, Nicole shared a news article about Belle's horrific story. It was beyond painful to read.
Belle is a beautiful 8 year old girl who was once a perfectly healthy child. Until, at the age of 3, she received a brutal beating from her foster father that left her clinging to life. As a result of that beating Belle was left unable speak, quadriplegic, epileptic and wheelchair bound. Luckily, Belle survived her nightmare and was adopted by Nicole and her loving family last month.
In the words of the D.A. who prosecuted the case against Belle's former foster father:
"There will be no prom," Assistant District Attorney Randall L. Miller told the judge. "No first Communion, no marriage, no motherhood.
"That's all gone now."
No child should suffer the ordeal Belle went through and we are so grateful to adoptive parents like Nicole. That's why we knew we had to grant this wish.
Nicole's wish was for a Convaid stroller to better transport Belle and keep her as comfortable as possible. However, the stroller Belle needs costs thousands of dollars and is not covered by insurance. Nicole needed our help.
Today and with much happiness, we granted Nicole's wish. Belle will soon have her new custom Convaid stroller thanks to Bianca's Kids.
The news article on Belle's story is here: