Bella's Angels

Bella’s Angels assists families of children who suffer from C.H.A.R.G.E syndrome, also known as “Bella’s Buddies,” with medical expenses not covered by insurance, as well as providing emotional support, parent to parent assistance, and information on community resources. C.H.A.R.G.E stands for Coloboma (hole in the structure) of the eye, Heart defects, Atresia of the choane (inability to breath due to blocked nasal passages), Retardation of growth and/or development, Genital and/or urinary abnormalities and Ear abnormalities and deafness. It is a series of complex genetic defects that results in afflicted children being born with serious heart defects, breathing problems, hearing loss, vision loss, and serious balance issues. This results in countless surgeries and significant medical expenses for those affected. Bella’s Angels is named after Bella Cavallo, a beautiful and sweet 11 year old girl who lives in Jupiter. Typical of children afflicted with CHARGE, Bella has had 18 surgeries, including open heart and a spinal fusion. She is profoundly deaf and requires a feeding tube. Just this year, she had surgery for a hearing implant which insurance refused to cover. Yet she tries to live a normal life, attending a regular school as a 5th grader, and was even elected to the student council this year on her third try!

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Cause Blog

I'm Hiking for Peyton!

Meet our buddy Peyton. She is my inspiration this year for participating in my fifth Hundred Hole Hike.

Why I'm Playing This Year

This will be my fourth HHH and this year I'll be hiking for our new buddy Jaylen. He is almost three years old.

Why I'm Hiking 100 Holes in May 2015

When I was asked to participate in the 2015 Hundred Hole Hike at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, FL -- to support an organization named Bella's Angels -- I didn't hesitate in saying yes.

Golfers Supporting This Cause

Ed Tancer

Jonathan Satter

Deborah Jaffe

Bob Raynes

Tom Dyer

Val Perez

Drew Herd

Vince Marotta

Bob Fatovic

Randy Cropp

Brian Ramos

Eric Silagy

Eddie Allsopp

Don Travis

Juan Torres

Matthew Barnes

Luis Armenteros

Max Macon

Adam Foslid

Chuck McGarrity

Michael Malarkey

Jim Larschan

Peter Licata

Colin Holloway

Matt Denzer

Mitchell Ross

Brian Casey

Brian Smith