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

~ Philip Sidney

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.

April 11, 2016

Victoria Goodman

During the month of February in 2013 I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I was sixteen years old, a junior in high school, and scared

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March 26, 2016

Jeremy Razo

I came into the world as a premature baby of seven months. Doctors told my mother the odds of my survival were slim, as my


March 13, 2016

Nikita Ussin

Living with any medical condition is a test of both faith and endurance.  Depending on the condition, life can be a daily obstacle.  However, it


February 21, 2016

Matrice Iantorno

This is my story of the triumphs and struggles of living with Crohn’s disease. I was diagnosed in October 2014 with Crohn’s disease shortly after


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
Alex Ritger
Alex Ritger
Jamie Holt
Jamie Holt
Web Developer

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