When Bella Schorr was born in June 2015, the doctors delivered some news: Bella had spina bifida. This meant that as she grew older, her paralyzed legs would keep her from crawling, and eventually walking. Faced with some challenging times ahead, that’s when some of Bella’s relatives stepped in with an amazing idea that changed her life and launched a movement: Bella’s Bumbas. A bumba is a specialized wheelchair made for young children who don’t have the ability to walk. Bella’s uncle Marty actually invented the concept, and now that first chair has inspired an entire organization that helps to build and provide bumbas to families all over the world. These chairs drastically improve life for these kids, allowing them to not only move on their own at a younger age, but do things that weren’t possible before.
“What keeps us going is the smiles of children we see online. We just hope that we can continue to do what we’re doing. To get our mission out to families that may benefit greatly from Bumbas.”
Listen to the inspiring interview on the True Stories of Good People podcast, a GoFundMe Heroes production.