June 20th, 2011 Bella Update

Bella Tucker with friends at Phanton Gymnastics

Bella returned to the gym!  Thanks to Kathy and Drennen Lowell, Bella had a wonderful Saturday afternoon surprising all her friends and teammates with a visit to Phantom Gymnastics.  She was greeted by the staff with a beautiful tiara and flowers. Close friend and Coach Tammy Kozlowski gave a heartwarming speech about her many trips taking Bella and her daughter to the gym every week, a ritual the girls loved.  The gymnasts were very excited to see Bella and she helped Tammy judge the floor exercises!  It was like she never left.

She is still attending her weekly therapy sessions with her favorite day being Friday - swim day.   She floating on her own and turning under the water left to right and right to left, showing that she is well on her way to swimming on her own.  GO BELLA GO!

Although Bella loves school, like every other kid she can’t wait for summer vacation.   She will have a very busy summer.   First stop is California to see her aunts, uncles, cousins, Gramps and Gram for ten days.  She has not been home to California in two years, so it will be a big event.  

Bella recently made a wish to the Make A Wish Foundation to go with her family on a cruise to Hawaii.  She is always thinking of other people, and she thought that such a trip would bring happiness to her family.  Needless to say, her brothers and sister are very excited!

We would like to thank you all for your love and support this past year, from benefits, to bake sales to the team of volunteers who put their heart and soul into our house.  She is truly blessed by your generosity, as are we to have such a ray of sunlight around us every day, from first thing in the morning when she greets us with a smile to going to bed at night when she requests a hug.  Thank you to everyone.