"It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree, it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened" ~Philip Sydney

Empowering College Students Confronting Chronic Illiness or Disability through Scholarships and Emotional Support

About Bella Soul

Empowering college students faced with chronic illness, physical disabilities, and disease through scholarships and emotional support.

It is our duty to provide a home on our website for individuals who attend college to connect to those who have similar diseases and are in similar situations to share advice and techniques on how they take on the stressors of college.

Bella Soul is trying to take a holistic view on health and disease by social networking young adults to share their experiences on what works and does not work for mental and physical well-being. The ultimate purpose for this organization is to help young adults feel in control of their body and situation no matter what circumstances they may find themselves in. Sickness can take away your body, but nothing can take away your Soul!

We want to emphasize that this site is not a replacement for doctors and/or medical professionals. Instead, it should be used to complement the information you receive from your doctor in an attempt to live a healthier and happier life. The suggestions found on this site are based on real world experiences that have worked for members of our team; they may not work for everyone, but we will try to provide the best information that we have available.

You are not alone in your fight; the world can be a tough place and life can knock you down, but do not give up. There are others here to help. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to get involved or want to share your story. And remember to fight each and everyday for the life you want to live. it's a test

Bella Soul is not only here to support individuals with physical ailments, it is open to everyone who wants to improve their own lives and be as healthy as they can.

Featured Stories

Be inspired. Connect with others. Share your story.

January 11, 2018

Kate Pecora

Accepting the idea of normality would be a gross understatement of the challenges I have overcome. I am not normal, nor have I ever been

November 15, 2017

Rachel Altman

No one who has listened to my medical story from last few years has ever failed to give me a face of pity; they hear

October 21, 2017

Blanca Rocha Becerra

Finding out that you have to continuously experience pain for the rest of your life is not an easy thing to process when you are

October 21, 2017

Daniela Salinas

Since I was little, I have wanted to become a scientist. I imagined myself in a lab, with white scrubs, and goggles; mixing chemicals in


Information about our available scholarships and previous recipients.

Meet the Team

A little bit about us.
Shannon Strader
Shannon Strader
President and Founder
Lauren Wilmet
Lauren Wilmet
Vice President
Jamie Holt
Jamie Holt
Web Developer

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