By Brian Entin
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Boynton Beach 2-year-old Bella Natale can't talk, walk or eat on her own. Her diagnosis is a mystery, and because her family does not have a wheelchair van, it is difficult for her to leave their home.
"My whole world would be a lot easier. We would go everywhere. I want Bella to see everyone, and I want everyone to know her because she is such a bright child," Bella's mother, Dominique Natale, said.
Natale breathes and eats with a tube, and it takes her mother nearly two hours to load all of her medical equipment into the family's pickup truck. "A wheelchair van would be awesome and a real blessing. She would be able to stretch out her legs, and it would help my wife a lot," said Bella's father, William Natale.
Bella needs to get to St. Jude Children's Hospital to see doctors and also is not able to do things, like go to Lion Country Safari and other family outings, because the family doesn't have a van. "With a van, we would go everywhere. We would go everywhere. In and out more smoothly, it would be a dream come true," Dominique Natale said.
A charity has offered to outfit a van with a ramp and other equipment, but the family is hoping someone will donate the van itself. "I thank God every time I look at Bella. I'm shedding tears of joy because I know she is a miracle. She deserves to see the world," William Natale said.
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