About Our Foundation

Ella Aveline Bullis – January 2007

Our Mission

The mission of the Ella Bullis Foundation is to provide support and resources to families that have been impacted by premature birth or infant loss.

Our Vision

To build a trusted community of friends, families and hospital staff, dedicated to providing support, resources and education to families that have been impacted by premature birth or infant loss.

Ella’s Story

Ella Aveline Bullis was born on January 2, 2007, at 27 weeks gestation. On day 18 of her life, Ella developed a disease called Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). She had a very weak immune system and the infection spread throughout her body within a matter of hours. At 18-days-old, Ella died, a mere 8 hours after being diagnosed with NEC.

Ella in her lamb blanket several days after birth.

From the trauma and heartache of losing my baby, Ella, I have promised to make it my mission and her legacy to meet those needs, and others, that face families like mine, as prematurity and illness strike our youngest, most precious people.

On January 2, 2009, we launched the Ella Bullis Foundation to commemorate what would have been Ella’s second birthday and began building a community of support around NICU families.

I believe in the legacy of my daughter’s life, and the life-changing impact it will have on families. Help me make it possible. Join our community.

Ron S. Bullis
Ron Bullis
Founder, Ella Bullis Foundation