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New Year, New Requests

Thank you to all of our wonderful donors in 2014 and already in 2015. The Ella Bullis Foundation would not be able to assist all the families that we have without you and your support. The first request that we have been able to fulfill in 2015 was for baby Gabriella and her mom. Gabriella […]

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Family Photos

As I sat working on the vision and objectives for the Foundation this week I found myself face to face with a sense of loss and what I can only describe as feeling like a piece of me is missing. It was as if I was walking down the street knowing exactly where I thought […]

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Emerson Family Story

Chloe and Faith Emerson (in the words of their mother, Lisa) Joel and I were trying for our second child in the summer of 2010. I found out I was pregnant at the end of August, with the baby due around April 30th. Now the journey of my second pregnancy would begin, I was so […]

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Baby Isaac

Baby Isaac was born at 26 weeks, 6 days in northeast Florida. His parents travel over 30 miles every day to visit him in the hospital there. They live just close enough to the hospital that they do not qualify to stay at the Ronald McDonald House close to the hospital, therefore they have to […]

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Baby Garcia

This family contact us in April of 2011 through a social worker at the NICU where their baby had been staying. Below is an excerpt from their story. Family’s Story Baby Garcia passed away suddenly after a lengthy, complicated hospital stay.  He was on peritoneal dialysis and respiratory support due to his complex medical condition. […]

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Baby Parker

We received a request from this family’s social worker in June of 2011. Their only means of transportation was broken and the family did not have the funds to fix the vehicle. The parents needed this vehicle to take their son (Baby Parker) back and forth to appointments after he left the NICU. Below is […]

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Baby Faith Headstone Fund

This was a request from a family in that needed help paying for a headstone for their daughter Faith who was born at just 26 weeks, along with her twin sister Chloe. A little over a month after arriving here little Faith passed away. You can read more below about Faith and Chloe through the […]

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Baby Abigail Headstone Request

This request was from Stephanie, a single mom, who gave birth to Abigail at 24 weeks. She is needed assistance for a headstone for Abigail who bravely fought on this earth for 42 days. Our Foundation raised over $500 dollars to help this mother purchase a headstone for her daughter in February of 2011. Read […]

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Baby Abigail

This family contacted our Foundation in June of this year. Below is a brief excerpt from their story. Family’s Story Baby Abigail has been in the NICU at Helen Devos since her birth. She was born at 28 weeks gestation and is likely to be ready for discharge in 1-2 weeks.  During Abigail’s stay, the […]

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Young Family

Family’s Story Contact Date: 03/13/2010 My name is Becky Young and my husband’s name is Ryan.  After 13 months of trying to get pregnant, we found out in October that we were expecting our second baby.  While thrilled initially, our joy was turned to concern at around 11 weeks when I began to have heavy […]

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