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Katherine Belle - Mitochondrial Disease Warrior #Hope4KB
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Six-year old Katherine Belle has a progressive mitochondrial disease (NUBPL gene) that causes atrophy of the cerebellum, among other serious health issues.

Despite her sunny disposition and conquer the world attitude, the harsh reality is her body desperately needs a treatment that does not yet exist. There is no cure and zero FDA approved treatments for mitochondrial disease. We are racing against time to fund a treatment to slow the progression of her disease and save her life through research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Donation link on Facebook: Hope for Katherine Belle or NUBPL.org
#Hope4KB
10,744 views Aug 25
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angesdavis 350 points
A true rare warrior with an extraordinary rare warrior family! Katherine Belle is magic! She deserves every opportunity for a full, healthy, joyous life! She fills my suffering heart with tremendous hope, and she is a champion! I will do all I can do to help fight alongside her!
+19 votes
Aug 25
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much, Angela! xo #Hope4KB
MRS.lovins 400 points
She sure is a warrior! She's a heart grabber too!!
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you, MRS.lovins!
Kimberlyp517 350 points
We just recently came in contact with this beautiful family! Our twins also have Mitochondrial disease & one of them is in the clinical trial KB was on through the NIH. KB is such an inspiration! We hope to meet her soon!
+16 votes
Aug 26
karenchicago 350 points
So proud of you KB, you an amazing girl and you have amazing parents!
+16 votes
Aug 26
Shellnapka 350 points
So proud of you KB, you are amazing!!!
+14 votes
Aug 25
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you! xo #Hope4KB
MRS.lovins 400 points
She is amazing, I agree!!
Meyer113 390 points
Beautiful girl with I fighting spirit!
+14 votes
Aug 26
MRS.lovins 400 points
Keep up the hard work KB! I loved watching you ride your trike
+13 votes
Aug 26
Cog4fun 410 points
People like Katherine and her family are the true heroes of our world. Keep fighting the good fight & keep your hope alive! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
+12 votes
Aug 27
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you Cog4fun!
MjClifton 350 points
This little girl is such an inspiration!
+12 votes
Aug 29
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you and for your vote! xo #Hope4KB
Sharon Duncan 350 points
Katherine Belle demonstrates that "giving up" is not an option. She is an inspiration to all.
+12 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much for your comment, Sharon! #Hope4KB #MitoWarrior
lisa_slap 350 points
She's a cutie for sure.
+12 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much, Lisa! #Hope4KB #MitoWarrior
Km606 350 points
Love you, KB! Keep up the amazing work!
+11 votes
Aug 27
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you, Km606 - Love you, too! xo #Hope4KB
alisareed 420 points
Such determination isn't BIG in little KB! Go, girl!
+11 votes
Aug 29
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much! #Hope4KB
agamelreis 360 points
Go, KB, Go! I am so amazed by your perseverance and tenacity! We need more people in this world like you! <3
+11 votes
Aug 29
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much, agamelreis! xo
ARR1005 350 points
Miss Katherine surly is God's masterpiece! Such an inspiration for all of us to keep our head up and keep trying! All the therapists at CVLC love you Katherine!
+11 votes
Aug 29
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much! She sure does love all of you, too, and you've been such an important part of her therapy! xo #Hope4KB
wygantjj 350 points
Katherine Belle is a wonderful friend with a supportive family.
+11 votes
Aug 29
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much! xo #Hope4KB
EmilySue 350 points
I have been watching this child for years.  She is a real fighter and a true American hero.
+11 votes
Aug 29
Hope4KB 640 points
Aww, thank you so much, EmilySue! #Hope4KB
Pamstilz 350 points
I have watched KB's journeys for 2.5 years...such an amazing spirit...I hope she makes it to your show Ellen, you will love her!
+11 votes
Aug 29
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much, Pamstilz! Wouldn't it be amazing for Ellen to feature KB?! #Hope4KB
Betsymoore 340 points
Praying for this sweet angel as she makes strides toward her future and praying for more research and awareness of her condition.
+11 votes
Aug 29
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you SO much, Betsymoore! #Hope4KB
YParrish 350 points
Great job bring on awareness to such an awful disease!!  U go girl!!
+11 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Myaclark1 350 points
This little girl amazes me! She is a warrior in every way. Please take the time to learn about her #raredisease. She deserves all of us advocating for her.
+11 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much! #Hope4KB
RedTeacher1965 410 points
So happy to see KB on ellenNation. I too have followed her progress for years. Can't wait until there's a cure for her and others. <3
+11 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much, Lisa! #Hope4KB #MitoWarrior
acbarger 530 points
Katherine is such an inspiration to us all! What a warrior!
+10 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you! #Hope4KB
Jacksmother14 350 points
I love this family even though we have never met in person! Katherine  and her parents are true warriors. My son also has a genetic mutation in which there is no cure (much different condition). Speaking with Glenda inspires me and lightens my burdens. Seeing Katherine grow, learn and enjoy life fills me with hope. I pray for this family and hope that they have every opportunity to continue to fund research for a cure. I know what it's like as a parent to daily struggle with the reality that no cure exists. It breaks some of us down, and we need to look up to see true champions, like this family, pioneer treatments. I personally witness this family work so hard to educate and raise awarness about Katherine's condition. I am blessed to know them!
XOXO
+10 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much for your kind words, Jacksmother14 - you made me cry! **** and your family are always in our prayers! xo #Hope4KB
Melony 730 points
Go Katherine, go! You inspire me!!!
+10 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
jennieking 620 points
KB is so courageous! (and her parents are too)  Very happy to see this progress! #Hope4KB
+9 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much, Jennie! #Hope4KB
csmith1135 710 points
Way to go KB!!! You are such a sweet girl, never give up! You will do amazing things!!! #Hope4KB
+8 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you, Casey! #Hope4KB
Singinrho 320 points
Please meet KB! We must find a cure for MITO and heighten awareness!
#Hope4KB
+8 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
lmdavi0 310 points
God bless all these sweet kiddos and parents.
+8 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you very much! #Hope4KB
ninfa 590 points
It seems so unfair that such a beautiful child has had to endure so much.  Katherine Bell is a fighter.  Her determination, her courage, her drive and her sweetness melt my heart.  Her parents are extraordinary.  Their plight is not an easy one,  the odds do not cooperate and yet they carry on, educating themselves about Mito, challenging the negatives , jumping hurdles, taking down walls, spreading awareness all while raising and  spreading their hope and love for this precious child.  True warriors, the three of them!
+8 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Oh, Ninfa! Thank you so much for your kind words that touched my heart. xo #Hope4KB #MitoWarrior
Ordiashe 310 points
Your family is such an inspiration! I'm truly amazed by her determination, grit and ceaseless joy.
+8 votes
Aug 31
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you! She really is the most determined human I've even known. #Hope4KB #MitoWarrior
ekukay 290 points
Katherine as well as her family inspire me daily. She is a little hero who deserves so much more help with her diagnosis.
+7 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much! #Hope4KB
Annetteh493 360 points
My Granddaughter, Emma has Leigh's disease, thank you so much for trying to bring awareness to this disease!
+6 votes
Aug 30
Hope4KB 640 points
We are raising awareness for all affected by this terrible disease. Love to you. #TogetherWeFightMito
Andreadonjulian 270 points
Way to go KB!!! The joy in her face shines when she is walking!!
+6 votes
Aug 31
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you! She loves it, even though it's still hard, but she's determined. #Hope4KB
afreespiritlife 230 points
What a beautiful, inspiring spirit! xo
+4 votes
Aug 31
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much for your kind comment! #Hope4KB
AlexisinTexas 230 points
Wow! So inspirational! Go Katherine!
+4 votes
Aug 31
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much! #Hope4KB
bardolynno 480 points
The courage and strength of this family is remarkable.  Ellen, please use your resources to help them get the word out about mitochondrial diseases.
+4 votes
Aug 31
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much for your kind comment! #Hope4KB
IsabelLadd 230 points
I've been watching KB for years and I love her so much, without even knowing her!! I love this video - AMAZING what she has accomplished since her first steps ... to today! ... TO BE CONTINUED!! xx
+4 votes
Sep 1
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you, Isabel! I love it so much how far she's come and that we are living the TO BE CONTINUED part of her journey! #Hope4KB
angie scotto 220 points
My daughter Eva also has Mitochondrial disease as she is one in 5 with her type. These children struggle every day just to do something we all take for granted. They smile through and tough all who come into contact with them. God bless sweet Katherine!
+4 votes
Sep 1
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and tell us about your Eva! #TogetherWeFightMito xo
lymewarriorcosplay 260 points
Keep fighting, Katherine! I'm battling mito, as well, though mine was caused by a severe medical injure 2 years ago instead of being genetic like most mito is, along with fighting lyme disease since the day I was born. I know how awful it is. You are a true warrior!
+4 votes
Sep 1
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much and prayers for you with your own battles! #Hope4KB
Grantemb11 210 points
Keep on Truckin Katherine!
+3 votes
Sep 2
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you! #Hope4KB
Jada Brown 190 points
A Mito warrior who is fighting hard!!!!
+2 votes
Sep 4
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you! #Hope4KB #MitoWarrior
Ami23angel 180 points
I have been following Katherine Belle story. I want her to live a full life! Keep up your fight sweetie you are in deed an inspiration to others!
+2 votes
Sep 5
Hope4KB 640 points
Thank you so much! #Hope4KB
molly.roi 560 points
It's obvious that Katherine Belle's determination and grit comes from her parents, who are her tireless advocates. They are all fighters and deserve a lifetime of happiness.
0 votes
Sep 7