Posted by Lauren Patao

Bella Rodriguez-Torres was a healthy and happy four year old until July 2007 when she became paralyzed overnight.  The cause of the paralysis was a large tumor in her spine with seven other tumors throughout her body.  She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive childhood cancer. Her prognosis was dire.  Medical experts across the globe agreed that Bella had but a few months to live and would never walk again.  The author of life however, had a different plan.  With intense treatments and prayers from all around the world, she miraculously regained the ability to walk, run and jump and went into remission when it was never thought possible.  Bella courageously fought cancer six times until her death on May 28, 2013.

This year, Taudrey will be at the Live Like Bella Luncheon on Friday, May 15th selling pieces from our Live Like Bella Collection. 20% of all proceeds from all Live Like Bella pieces will be donated to the Live Like Bella™ foundation for childhood cancer. 

You can RSVP for the event to jessica@livelikebella.org and shop the Live Like Bella Collection here. We will always donate 20% of the proceeds to the foundation.