Patients Celebrate Thanksgiving With Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation

Published on: 11/26/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital patients and their families were treated to a delicious Thanksgiving lunch and celebration on November 21, 2018 in the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion amphitheater, thanks to the generosity of the Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and friends joined patients for all the fixings of a traditional Thanksgiving, along with festive arts and crafts projects and a special social media selfie station.

Live Like Bella was founded in 2013 in honor of 10-year-old Bella Rodriguez-Torres, who unfortunately passed away after a difficult battle with cancer. Live Like Bella’s mission is to help children with cancer maintain the same love for life that Bella had. Bella’s family and friends continue to honor her legacy by serving and helping children with cancer, including supporting patients and programs at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

About Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

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