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Donna Bell, is a 49 year old native of Louisiana who on June 28th 1979 was in a tragic car accident leaving her a C-3 C-4 quadriplegic. Donna was only 15 at the time of the wreck which broke her neck leaving her unable to move from the shoulders down for the past 34 years. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Donate Now button.

It wasn’t until age 21, six years after the accident that a talent emerged where there was once none. “Before the accident, I always wanted to draw but I couldn’t even trace well with my hands, “This is a true gift.” Donna said. She has had no formal art training yet now draws and crochets using only her mouth. Donna has a collection of her artwork on her facebook fan page if you would like to see it.

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February 4, 2014

FreedomForDonna Finds a New Home!

Many of you know the story of my friend Donna Bell, the quadriplegic artist with the simple dream of being able to visit New Orleans in her lifetime. This trip and the even more humble goal of being able to do anything outside of her home depends upon Donna getting a good handicapped-accessible van. We are proud to announce that, as of January 2014, the good people at HelpHOPELive have agreed to help Donna organize this fundraising effort with the goal of raising enough funds to purchase the van. Please make note of our new home: Come visit today, learn more about Donna’s dream and help us get the numbers needed to make that dream a reality.

About our new partner: HelpHOPELive helps victims of catastrophic events, and their families, to overcome financial barriers on the road back to a better life. Among other services, they provide guidance on the fundraising process and a web page. Funds raised are held in the Southeast Spinal Cord Injury Fund and are disbursed for injury related expenses.

Thank you for helping!


February 26, 2014

You GO girl

Laura acierno

January 26, 2014

I hope you reach your goal asap :)


January 27, 2014

I wish you all the best Donna!!

Rodney Pike