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Bella Rodriguez-Torres 12/12/02-5/28/13 I was born on 12/12/02 and was 4 1/2 when I became paralyzed and dx with Stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma on 7/17/07. Thankfully, I can now walk, run and jump! I have battled cancer 6 more times. Please pray for my complete healing of cancer forever. Love, BELLA Shannah's email: shmh76@aol.com Read my full story below.I was born on December 12, 2002, & was 4 1/2 when I became paralyzed from a tumor on my spine & diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, Stage 4 on 7/17/07. I went thru 54 weeks of chemo and 16 weeks of radiation to all 7 tumor sites and was in remission. I am able to walk, run and jump again! In April 2009 they found a tumor in my brain and I had full brain radiation ,more chemo and an antibody treatment and was again in remission. On 9/28/11 there was a tumor found in my right ovary which was removed and the area was radiated. On 1/12/12 they found 3 new tumors in In my abdomen And I had more chemo and an antibody treatment. One month after this treatment in August 2012, 4 more tumors were found in my pelvis so I had chemo again. Jan 2013 the tumors were found to have grown while on chemo so I went to Houston to have a 16 hour surgery to remove the tumors, my uterus, my ovaries and have my entire abdomen washed in hot chemo. I am still recovering from the side effects and issues of the surgery. Please pray for me as I undergo my treatment and receive God's full healing. Love, Bella Bella lives in Miami, with her parents (Ray & Shannah), her little sister (Rayna) her 5 dogs and 2 birds. She loves to play with Play-dough, Legos and loves everything with Sponge Bob Square Pants, Justin Bieber and Disney. She loves music and watching DVDs. She loves to fish in the lake with her daddy. We are sure that the many prayers being said on her behalf are responsible for allowing her to tolerate treatment so well. We ask all of you who visit this site, to please lift Bella and our family in your prayers. Miracles did not stop happening 2,000 years ago, they still happen and we will pray for a miracle on Bella's behalf. May God bless you and protect you. The road has been a difficult one and is not over, but we have witnessed His miracle in her and know that it will be completed with a full healing. All of your prayers, love, support, and well wishes; have allowed us to endure this most difficult time in our lives. We are forever grateful; first to our Lord and then to all of you who have been instruments of Christ on our journey. May God continue to bless each of you and we ask for your continued prayers. Bella went to be with our Lord on 5/28/13. Her life and legacy will always be remembered. #LiveLikeBella  www.LiveLikeBella.org    The Rodriguez-Torres family


Shannah Rodriguez-Torres posted a new journal entry, "Happy Birthday Shannah!".

Dear Bella Believers:Today we want to wish Mommy a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!We know that today is a day that she will miss Bella greatly, but we know that she is ALWAYS WITH ... Read more

Joyce Nosker signed Bella's Guestbook.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHANNAH!!!May you enjoy your birthday with Raymond and Rayna.Joyce Read more

Sandy Daron signed Bella's Guestbook.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sweet Shannah!!Love ya!! C.O.L.E.'s Foundation (Caring Openly, Loving Eternally)www.colesfoundation.orghttp://www.colespages.orgEmail: ... Read more

Pat and Richard Tooke signed Bella's Guestbook.

Happy Birthday Shannah!!!!We hope you have had a wonderful day celebrating with your special family and friends.As so many have said, we know that is Bella is singing and ... Read more

Tom Catalanotto, Sending Love from North Carolina signed Bella's Guestbook.

       ♫♪♥♥[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] ... Read more

Elizabeth Fraijo signed Bella's Guestbook.

Happy Birthday Shannah.  Bella is celebrating with you because she is forever in your heart.  xo  Aunt Lizzie Read more

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