Bella said once people 'see how independent I am, they treat me the same as they would anyone else'

New Hampshire Teen Plays Piano Despite Having No Limbs

Sixteen-year-old girl who lost all four limbs to a deadly bacteria learns how to play the piano - and gets a standing ovation from a 200-people crowd at her first on-stage performance

  • Bella Tucker, from New Hampshire, learned how to play piano after deadly virus caused by Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria saw her lose her arms and legs

  • Despite having no limbs Bella is very  talented musician and received a standing ovation for her on-stage performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Ride for Bella Tucker Flag

Hundreds turn out for Ride for Bella

LONDONDERRY — The weather was perfect Sunday morning for the second annual Ride for Bella. Over 400 riders took off on 300 motorcycles just after 10 a.m. from Steve and James Tavern in Derry.

Bella Tucker, 9, is the South Londonderry Elementary School fourth-grader who was rushed to Boston in April 2010, with a life-threatening illness, streptococcus pneumonia sepsis, that resulted in quadruple amputations.

Bella Tucker Smiling

Aiphone donates security and communications systems to charitable causes

Bellevue, WA – (September 26, 2011) – Aiphone Corporation (Aiphone), a leading international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, has recently focused its security expertise on efforts to provide safer environments for numerous in-need communities and individuals through a series of philanthropic donations. To date, Aiphone has donated its security and communications systems to a variety of charitable causes – from the homes of disadvantaged individuals to large-scale educational facilities. Most notably this year, Aiphone donated an intercom system to a family featured on the eighth season of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

JAN LEE SEEGER/Staff photo After a day of school, Bella Tucker, 9, enjoys Monday's warm weather on the front porch of her home.

Bella blossoms after tough year

LONDONDERRY — Bella Tucker was enjoying the warm afternoon on the farmer's porch of her Lantern Lane home Monday. She texted a friend and asked her mom if she could go over to her friend's house for a while.

"How much homework do you have?" Selena Roarty asked her daughter before agreeing to the visit.

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Donations can be made to THE BELLA TUCKER FUND via the Paypal link or by mail to: The Bella Tucker Fund 26 Lantern Lane Londonderry, NH 03053