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Bella Tucker’s Brave Story

On Easter Sunday, 2010 over the course of 12 hours, 8 year old Bella Tucker of Londonderry, NH and Chelmsford, MA went from enjoying an Easter Egg Hunt with her cousins to being med-flighted to Children’s Hospital Boston with a serious infection called Streptococcus
Pneumoniae Sepsis
with DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation). She remained in a coma for five days but through the efforts of all the doctors and nurses, survived the ordeal. However, she suffered extensive damage to all four limbs.
On April 27th, her life severely changed when Bella Tucker had quadruple amputation surgery. After multiple surgeries and nearly five months at Children’s Hospital, Bella was transfered to Spaulding Rehab Center in Boston, on August 18th, 2010. She has a lust for life that just won’t quit and her strength, courage and incredible attitude have become an inspiration to everyone she meets.

Who are we?

FriendsofBella.org was created by Bella Tucker’s dad Richard, aunts, uncles, and many supportive friends in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and beyond. Together, they hope to educate and raise awareness of limb loss while raising funds to help with Bella’s medical needs, living expenses, and home renovations.
Consider attending an upcoming fundraising eventĀ or DONATE ONLINE! Thank you and please keep Bella Tucker in your thoughts and prayers as she begins a long recovery process as a quadruple amputee.


06.20.2010 – Chelmsford Independent
05.29.2010 – Boston Globe
05.23.2010 -Boston Herald

Spread the Word!

Become our fan on Facebook and invite all your friends to do the same. Include us in your next blog. Write an article about Bella Tucker for your school, community, religious group, or local publication.

Organize a Fundraiser

Plan anything from a party with your friends to a block party to a bake sale and donate the proceeds.

Bella Bracelet


Bella Bracelets are available at Unique Boutique in Tewksbury (2136 Main St.), Tru Creations (Wilson St. Chelmsford), Center Sports (Chelmsford Center), Enterprise Bank (185 Littleton Road Chelmsford) and Derry Auto Parts (13 South Ave, Derry NH). Interested in ordering a bracelet? Either email ajmbtm@comcast.net or Joanne at Unique Boutique in Tewksbury. If you’d like to sell Bella Bracelets, contact us.