Meet seven-year-old Campbell, but she is affectionately known as Belle. She was born a happy and healthy girl. Sadly, Belle was diagnosed at three years old with San Filippo Syndrome, which her mom describes as children’s Alzheimer’s. . Belle is losing her abilities over time. She lost her capability to swim and also to speak. Belle can walk but this is getting more difficult as she tires easily. She is a tough girl despite her illness.
Belle has an array of interests. She has many favorite movies, including Smurfs and Tangled. She likes the show Goldie and Bear. Belle listens to nursery rhymes, but she loves hearing her mom sing Baby Shark! She is always excited to see her older sister play soccer, too. Belle is homeschooled and works hard to learn life skills. Most of all, she is a perfect kid. She has a laugh that can light up a room or turn a sad heart joyful. She is highly affectionate and will hold hands with anyone sitting next to her. This girl’s name is clear. Belle is simply beautiful.
Belle needed an adaptive tricycle to improve her leg strength and stamina. Thanks to a grant through Suncoast and another grant through Mabel & Ellsworth, we were able to help Belle obtain the trike that she needed.