Bella Tucker Riding a Bike.

December 7, 2010 Bella Update

What a month it’s been. Bella is finally in her newly finished home along with her Mom, Pete and her three brothers and sister!

She easily transitioned back to school, thanks to the loving help of her school caretakers, and is enjoying being back with all her close friends. She truly amazes us with her new daily accomplishments. At school, Bella has an assistant with her every day – Mrs. Kelly, whom Bella enjoys being with very much. They even color-coordinate what they both will wear to school the next day. Bella has been able to join the chorus (and loves it) and even wants to join the bowling team!

Bella Tucker coming Home.

Welcome Home Bella Tucker

After over six months and three days in the hospital, Bella was finally discharged from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Friday, October 8th.  She spent the morning with Mom and Pete packing up all her get well cards and gifts sent from the many caring people from places near and far.  Just before her departure, the staff, patients and her family sang the "Goodbye song", a long time Spaulding tradition.
Bella Tucker with Family and Friends

October 2, 2010 Bella Update

Bella Tucker with Therapist

Great news everyone! Bella has been so working hard on her rehab she should be coming home soon!  With her physical therapist Lauren and occupational therapist Ann, Bella has overcome many challenges over the past several weeks. She has been learning to brush her teeth, feed herself as well as transferring in and out of her wheelchair.

Bella Tucker out with Peter Roarty

September 11, 2010 Bella Update

Since our last update, Bella has been doing awesome!   She was transferred to Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Boston, and is adjusting well to her new room and staff.  She received her new electric wheelchair and is already an expert driver as she navigates throughout the hospital grounds.  Every morning after getting dressed, she gets in her chair and we head downstairs to Dunkin' Donuts where she gets her usual hot chocolate while Mom or Pete grab a coffee (which is necessary just to keep up with her!).


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