Ella’s Story

Ella in her lamb blanket several days after birth.

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 the matter of hours. At 18-days-old, Ella died, a mere 8 hours after being diagnosed with NEC.

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