+235 votes
Bella and George
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Bella is a 10 year old with Morquio Syndrome and George is her Great Dane Service dog
4,544 views Mar 5, 2015
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BluePenguin 1,280 points
I've watched ServiceDogProject for over 2 years . Watched the day George was born , his training, the day George 'chose' Bella , to their adventures & life now !!! Bella & George are so #1 & SDP is  THE best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+40 votes
Mar 5, 2015
kurulNan 110 points
Me too!  I watched George be born on the webcam!  Although I wasn't watching the day George chose Bella, I've followed their adventures since their match with great joy!  SDP is an awesome organization and without them Bella and George would never have found each other!
Susan Frith Woods 340 points
Great story and a fantastic organization that helps people with mobility issues. Service Dog Project.    http://www.wcvb.com/news/service-dog-gives-woburn-girl-with-rare-disease-a-helping-hand/31510810
+35 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Tuppycat 330 points
Bella and George are a wonderful story.  Not only do they highlight an extremely rare disease, but also the wonderful work that Service Dog Project does in helping those with mobility issues regain their independence.  Love Bella and George and Service Dog Project :-).
+34 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Miranda Keenan 330 points
SDP is 1 of the most amazing organizations ever!!!, and Bella & George are what makes it so special ...please give them a vote  
www.servicedogproject.org or http://explore.org/live-cams/player/great-dane-service-puppies-indoor-puppy-room
+26 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Nedra Ewart 770 points
This is just the kind of story I would expect to see on Ellen's show... a child working to overcome serious challenges, and a DOG that is EXCEPTIONAL and making life more normal for this young girl.
+24 votes
Mar 5, 2015
clsmovynut 450 points
www.servicedogproject.org or http://explore.org/live-cams/player/great-dane-service-puppies-indoor-puppy-room

We love Bella & George!
+23 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Dianeks 330 points
Wonderful story, great organization. Watch explore.org to see more of Service Dog Project. Love Bella & George.
+22 votes
Mar 5, 2015
mserbaty 330 points
Bella and George, a match made in heaven! Way to go Service Dog Project!!
+22 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Doris 330 points
This is the best human interest story this year. SDP is an outstanding organization that helps Vets and other deserving people with balance and mobility issues. These dogs are donated with love and respect. This is just one example of the work these dedicated people do. Bella and George are the love story of 2015.
+22 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Evelyn Smith Boeckma 340 points
Bella and George are an amazing couple, made for each other.  They have a beautiful story to tell.
+20 votes
Mar 5, 2015
sherri glenn 330 points
Great story! Love the service dog project and Bella and George
+19 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Punkyf 320 points
Bella and George are amazing. Service Dog Project is truly a life changer for those who are lucky enough to have a dog choose them to be their person.
+18 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Jeri Ray
Team Bella and George!!  We all love this pair.  A match made in heaven via the angels of Service Dog Project in Ipswich, MA...
+17 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
Outstanding representation of the bond between a mobility service dog and his "person."
+17 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Michelle28 330 points
Love SDP and the pairing of Bella with George. Hope they win!!
+16 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Lin McCormick
The little that I can do to support this organization so that teams like Bella and George can be created makes my day joyful!  This organization believes in practical applications of love and ability-enhancing relationships!
+16 votes
Mar 5, 2015
iluvdogz19 330 points
This is a wonderful story about a girl and her dog and how her life is so much better since they were matched together.  Service Dog Project is an amazing organization matching veterans and other people in need with mobility issues and these great danes.  Please vote for Bella and George.
+15 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Nedra Ewart 770 points
This is a perfect fit for Ellen.  I even wrote to Ellen on her website and suggested she bring Bella and George to the show for an interview.  I sent Ellen a link to one of the Boston TV news reports.  Ellen is a BIG dog lover, and I think she'd love to meet George who gives Bella a more normal life and frees her from living in a wheelchair.
+15 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
Even from far away, read; Norway, we LUV and RESPECT the  Service Dog Project, and Bella and George. We stay updated by reading the latest on Facebook and http://explore.org/live-cams/player/great-dane-service-puppies-indoor-puppy-room. So much to learn, so much to explore. Keep up the good work you all do :-) Cheer from Wara and May
+15 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Nedra Ewart 770 points
How can you NOT bring these two to your show, Ellen.  This is the girl I wrote you about on your website.  She has a serious problem with Morquio Syndrome, and without George, she'd have to live in a wheel chair.   George was given to Bella free of charge by Service Dog Project, where Great Danes are bred and raised to  be mobility service dogs and some are ptsd service dogs.  Some go to children like Bella; others go to veterans.  You love dogs, Ellen.  You NEED to meet Bella and George, and if you also bring Carlene, you'll LOVE her!  SDP is her non-profit organization.
+15 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Laura Fahey Hron 350 points
Bella and George are a special pair and we love them.  www.servicedogproject.org
+14 votes
Mar 5, 2015
willa151 330 points
www.servicedogproject.org
Bella and George..what a wonderful team they are..
+14 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Rachelub 400 points
Watch their news clip!  Cutest girl ever!!!  If it wasn't for George Bella would either be on crutches or in a wheelchair.  http://www.wcvb.com/news/service-dog-gives-woburn-girl-with-rare-disease-a-helping-hand/31510810
+14 votes
Mar 5, 2015
JFRANCHI 340 points
Fabulous team!!
+13 votes
Mar 5, 2015
jenniferinMiss
Precious babies!
+13 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
Great organization
+13 votes
Mar 5, 2015
AJAY 450 points
Bella and George are the 2014 match made in heaven. Their love and support for one another is unrivaled! Bless their stars they found each other!
+13 votes
Mar 5, 2015
GRTDNE 330 points
Service Dog Project is an amazing Non-Profit Organization that provide Service Dogs for Mobility Impaired. Bella and George are what makes it so special along with many others who have received service dogs from this AWESOME Organization. Please vote for Bella and George.
+13 votes
Mar 5, 2015
ziglet 320 points
Bella & George are a perfect team!  Thanks to the Service Dog Project for bringing them together.  They deserve every good thing that comes their way.  Their story should be heard.  Thanks.
+12 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Becky Reynolds 330 points
Outstanding organization and a great duo who were made for each other. They are so very special, and an inspiration to all of us. This is just one example of the great work SDP does.
+12 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
Sweet Bella and handsome George are a team in every sense of the word. The SDP trained dogs pick their humans, and George picked Bella! Just Pawsome!
+12 votes
Mar 5, 2015
1543 370 points
Do vote for Bella and George!  Their unique partnership highlights both Bella's rare condition, and the extraordinary gift made by Service Dog Project, which has had such a wonderful impact on Bella's mobility and sense of independence!  Theirs is truly a beautiful story.
+12 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Peggysue 360 points
Fabulous organization that totally deserves recognition.  Fun, educational and for a worthy cause.   From small children, to Veterans............I traded my cane for a Dane!  Please support!
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
sunshineday 350 points
Bella & George...What a dynamic duo! Kudos to Service Dog Project for bringing this pair together! If you fell in love with "The Apparently Kid" you have to meet George, Bella & her family, and of course Carlene White, founder of Service Dog Project.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Debra Menier Stone 550 points
Bella and George are a perfect match!!  Ellen would be blown away by how these two interact. George is always watching out for his Bella!!
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Theresa Friederich C 490 points
Bella and George are best friends and work together to help Bella have a better life.  Bella is a little girl with Morquio Syndrome who isn't able to walk by herself.  George is her helper, her extra pair of legs, and her best friend.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
carriezirbel3 340 points
Bella and George melt my heart with their great stories and pictures. Service Dog Project has done a pawsome job pairing these two.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Debsvett 400 points
What a great picture and what a wonderful thing that George and Bella are together. SDP gives the recipients the service dogs but the dogs pick out who they want as their human, so it works !!!  There are new puppies expected this weekend !! Watch the live cams.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Summergirl65 390 points
Bella and George...what a couple!  Service Dog Project is so amazing!  There are several other "couples" comprised of children and service dog.  Together with people with mobility issues and veterans with PTSD and their best friend SDP service dogs, it is a magical place.  Thanks to Explore.org we watch these stories unfold.  It is AMAZING!
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
KarenHollein 360 points
This is truly a match made in heaven. These two are such a wonderful team, as is The Service Dog Project where George was born and extensively trained to suit the specific needs of Bella.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
A wonderful non profit organization that does fantastic work!
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Robin Caldwell
Beautiful little girl and her very special assistant!
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
stamayo 350 points
Bella, George and SDP rock!
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Patty Igel Cruz 350 points
You have to see them to really appreciate the story.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
SDP provides these wonderful service dogs to people of all ages and medical conditions...whether a rare syndrome (as in Bella) or for returning disabled veterans as well.  I have watched them raise their litters for several years....a new one is about to arrive any time now and I will live-stream their arrival, feeding and training as well!  They deserve as much national recognition as possible...they are amazing!
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
goberginkle 330 points
Great story!!  Would love to see Bella and George on Ellen!!
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
The most heartwarming story ever about such a special pair! Thank you Service Dog Project. And loving thanks to Bella and her family (including George) for sharing Bella's story.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Deanna Knapp 320 points
I follow Bella and George on Facebook. They are a great team! They love and take care of one another. Bella use to have to walk with crutches...not any more since she has George. How fun and liberating is that? WOW...just love it. Best regards Ellen
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Kim B. - No. VA 850 points
Bella and George are an amazing pairing.  Just love them!  I am an avid supporter of Service Dog Project, the organization that provided George to Bella.  I watched George be born and grow and train to be the amazing service dog and companion that he has become for a wonderful girl battling a terrible disease.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
Bella and George are a great story. They are the reason why a lot of people there is always happy endings. They are just amazing together. They are a perfect match. Service Dog Project is an amazing organization to be a part of.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
GretaroseRDH 350 points
GEOGE IS NOT ONLY A BEST FRIEND BUT A GUARDIAN ANGEL
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
nanayouhoo 380 points
Explore.org is an amazing website.  My favorite are the cams at Service Dog Project.  The story of Bella and George is wonderful and heartwarming.  I especially love when there are puppies to watch and know that most will some day be service dogs.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
KLONDKMARY 330 points
THIS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL STORY OF THE IMPORTANCE  SERVICE DOGS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THEM. I THINK THE "TODAY SHOW" BRINGS THAT ATTENTION TO THE RAISING AND TEACHING OF THESE DOGS. SERVICE DOG PROJECT IN  IPSWICH MASSACHUSETTS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INCREDIBLE EDUCATION THIS DOG AND MANY OTHER GREAT DANES RECEIVE TO HELP THE MOBILITY IMPARED.
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
Service Dog Project is a wonderful organization. They DONATE their dogs to recipients. And the story of Bella and George just speaks of "Ellen."
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
ssdallas2 410 points
I support and volunteer at the Service Dog Project 2 days a week.  There is nothing more fulfilling in life than to be a part of this great organization that supplies these dogs to people with mobility issues, including disabled vets.  It makes all the hard work everyone does there  well worthwhile when you see "matches" like Bella and George.  It's what the organization is all about.   Please go to Servicedog.org for more information, and links to the 24/7 live cameras, etc.  Thanks   ShirleeNH
+11 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Pamela Mahieu
George and his "person" Bella have captured the hearts of thousands of people who watch Service Dog Project online via Explore.org. Please consider showcasing them as you might.
+10 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Lori Patrick 330 points
Bella and George, George and Bella - what a perfect team! SDP dogs pick their partners, and he picked Bella - just pawsome! B
+10 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Susan C 570 points
Love, love, love!
+10 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Wendy Harrington 350 points
Ellen, PLEASE consider having Bella and George on your show (which I love by the way)!  It would raise awareness for Morquio Syndrome (a very rare disease), but also be good publicity for Service Dog Project (the organization that George came from) as well!
+10 votes
Mar 5, 2015
LR - WA 880 points
George is a sweet young Great Dane trained by the staff and volunteers at Service Dog Project to provide assistance with Bella's mobility issues - Bella is a sweet young 10 year old dealing with her physical issues with a remarkably upbeat attitude.  They make quite a pair.
+10 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Betty Tingley 350 points
Bella and George's story is so heartwarming.  What an amazing pair they are.  Thanks to Service Dog Project for this beautiful pairing.
+10 votes
Mar 5, 2015
B&GFan 350 points
Bella and George--a team made of love, determination, and an amazing Service Dog Project village. What can be better than to give a child her life?
+10 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Linda Gallo 310 points
Bella and George are an amazing story and Service Dog Project has the most dedicated staff and group of volunteers. They are supported by a dedicated group of people who watchthe live 24/7 cams at Explore.com.
+8 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
Bella and George are a great story and shows just how valuable service dogs.  Watching these dogs from birth to being placed with their person is an experience that I am so thankful to be a part of.   You wont be disappointed in their story.
+8 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Twan in Norway 510 points
Service Dog Project donates their Service Dogs to people who are mobility impaired, and young George chose Bella. They are 'our' George and Bella, it is heart warming to see the progress Bella makes thanks to the match with George. Their story is unique. I follow them daily, and support Service Dog Project in any way I can.
http://explore.org/live-cams/player/great-dane-service-puppies-indoor-puppy-room.
+8 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Vanessa L 330 points
Ellen, Bella is a very brave and lovely girl.  Since she was 2 yrs old, she has been battling a very rare disease, Mosquio Syndrome, so rare there are only 3000 known cases worldwide.  When you meet her, you will be touched by her. A few months ago Bella had only walked with the help wheelchair and crutches.  That is until she received her "best friend", George her service dog. She has been able to leave the crutches and wheelchair behind and now she walks with the help of her buddy. By having him by her side, her posture and walking has improved tremendously.  You will meet lovely Bella and her handsome Great Dane George (you are going to love him)!! On a funny note, Bella recently "knighted" him and he is now Sir George William Burton.  ;)
+8 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
I've been watching the SDP organization for three years now and follow George and Bella on FB - they are a wonderful pairing and would make an outstanding segment on your show. ♥ More people need to know about SDP's phenomenal work with dogs and people! http://explore.org/live-cams/player/great-dane-service-puppies-indoor-puppy-room
+8 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Terri White Miller 500 points
We (CP'S) (Camera people) enjoy and appreciate staying abreast of the recipients and their service dogs. We have watched these dogs being born, growing up and trained on the 5 live cameras at Service Dog Project. We have a litter due this weekend so please join us for the live births. http://explore.org/live-cams/player/great-dane-service-puppies-indoor-puppy-room
+7 votes
Mar 5, 2015
guyon 290 points
Wow if you want some entertainment and smile you need to check out Charlene White and SDP.  You can watch the site 24hrs and they have mail call that is a hoot.  Check out the "daily doggie" too.  You can't find people like these around much anymore.  Intelligent and so giving, just marvelous.  George and Bella are so darn cute together, it is just smoochy.....
+7 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
Been watching for several years.  Love the excitement of new pups being born.  Such a wonderful group!
+7 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Leila_PT
they belong to each other since the first glimpse!
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Jeff Fawcett'e 270 points
Just truly an amazing little girl and her special friend
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
caperlman 260 points
This is a very heart warming story.  Bella is a very brave little girl.  The Service Dog Project is doing wonderful work raising and training service dogs like George.
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Cousin8 360 points
Warms my heart to see Bella and George here.   Love getting the facebook update on their daily adventures.
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Marilyn Hill 270 points
This is a great story and a great organization.
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Claudia Krause 290 points
Bella and George are so cute! Service Dog Project, YOU ROCK!! Thank You Carlene White!
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
aemurr 260 points
Such an adorable pair ! To watch them as they walk together is amazing and how George helps Bella through her infusion treatments is very heart warming.
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Ella 670 points
Hello I'm new to this and have just started watching service dog project
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Ella 670 points
I have just started watching look forward to the pups
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
Love Bella and George. They deserve all the help we can give them.
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Ella 670 points
Hello I'm new to service dog project dont want to chat but enjoy reading the chat and watching the cams cant wait for pups!
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Doris Hoffmann 280 points
Bella's disease is so rare world wide, that her story really tugs at your heartstrings.  She's a delightful and brave little girl and the assistance that her Service Dog, George provides has made her life a bit easier and he is a loving friend as well as her helpmate.  George was born, raised and donated to Bella by Service Dog Project, Inc. in Ipswich, MA near Bella's home.  Bella and her entire family are now a part of the Service Dog Project family.  The wonderful Great DaneService Dog facility can be viewed 24/7 at explore.org via 5 live streaming cameras located at SDP, Inc.  Bella's joy at having George at her side radiates in her beautiful smile!
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
I have followed Bella and George every since my sister, Joyce who is a volunteer with the Service Dog Project introduced me to the organization and Bell and George.  What an amazing organization and success story.
+6 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Dinahsmom44 240 points
Service Dog Project is a wonderful organization. Their unending work has been a lifesaver to so many people. They deserve as much exposure and support as possible.
+5 votes
Mar 5, 2015
jofother 250 points
Bella and George perfect together.  Thank you Service Dog Project.
+5 votes
Mar 5, 2015
boninutah 1,220 points
This is a wonderful story about the Service Dog Project with their amazing Great Danes.  We have all been watching Bella and George from the beginning, it is great to see this little girl's life changed so much with the addition of such a special dog.
+5 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Bheiss-PA 250 points
Like many of the camera people of Service Dog Project, I saw George being born. George knew what he was doing when he picked Bella to join him on his journey into the world of adventures.
+5 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Sheryl Fleitman 240 points
SDP is awesome and do are Bella and George.
+5 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Kilsequah 250 points
I've been watching the ServiceDog Project since 2012 and saw when George was born. I saw how much love there was between him and Bella and now enjoy the adventures of Bella and George.
+5 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Gail
Bella is a young girl who faces many challenges in her life.  I am so happy that she has George to help her through these challenges.  They are a wonderful partnership and the photo and accompanying story helps to educate readers on her rare disease and the difference that a service dog can make in a person's life.
+5 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
Wonderful organization
+5 votes
Mar 5, 2015
gfrace 770 points
This photo and description help to highlight a rare disease and the ways in which service dogs can improve the life of those who receive them.  Bella and George have a wonderful partnership.
+5 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Jennie J Munyan 240 points
Wonderful success story of Bella and George!!  Service Dog Project in Ipswich, MA  is a registered 501c3 organization that helps people, like Bella, with mobility issues by raising and training Great Dane to be service dogs.  Here is the link to a recent article about Bella and George:  http://www.wcvb.com/news/service-dog-gives-woburn-girl-with-rare-disease-a-helping-hand/31510810.   BTW, Bella and George are one of the many successful teams of Great Danes and recipients from SDP.  And SDP is supported and followed by people from around the world on explore.org's live cams.
+5 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Nancy Litman-Pulka 280 points
What a wonderful story of love. Hats off to SDP for all that they do. Look forward to seeing them on your show Ellen. I remember seeing George born on Explore.com.
+4 votes
Mar 5, 2015
anonymous
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+3 votes
Mar 5, 2015
Momof2lm 370 points
I got to watch George be born and grow in the amazing dog he is and the wonderful service dog he is for helping Bella.  Please choose George and Bell.
+3 votes
Mar 5, 2015
barb008 210 points
Just one example and a very good one of what Service Dog Project Great Danes do for the people they choose and receive for free!  What a Blessing!!
+3 votes
Mar 6, 2015
Carlena 210 points
Reading updates from Bella and George bring joy to my heart. Carlene White and the volunteers at the Service Dog Project (SDP) make this the charity to send your money to. They can make a difference to those who need it in the Massachusetts and surrounding area. We'll get to see some new Great Dane puppies being born and raised real soon. Explore.org Service Dog Project Great Danes. Live cameras make it so exciting!
+3 votes
Mar 6, 2015
anonymous
This is truly a match made in heaven!!
+2 votes
Mar 6, 2015
anonymous
I have followed SDP for several years and cannot communicate enough what an amazing service the people there provide for some very special people.  Most importantly, it is done with a multitude of volunteers! Bella and George have become my favorite couple lately.  Vote vote vote!
+2 votes
Mar 7, 2015
anonymous
Support SDP so they can help more people and great matches like Bella and George.
+2 votes
Mar 7, 2015
Ellen - you need to see this!! It is th
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+1 vote
Mar 7, 2015
Nancy19H 170 points
Truly a match made in Heaven.  Please consider allowing these two to make your day, they do mine every time I see these pictures and support this site and their mission.
+1 vote
Mar 7, 2015
Donna Weishaar Leona 210 points
George has changed her life, and Bella is George's life!
+1 vote
Mar 7, 2015
Sebastian's mommy 105,120 points
#beautiful #servicedog. What an #amazing little girl! Her #dog is #awesome too!
+1 vote
Apr 20, 2015
DianeDierkesSnow
Service Dog Project creates miracles and Bella & George are one of their shining stars.
George has done so much more for Bella than anyone expected and he just keeps getting better.  What a great show it would be if they were to be invited to Ellen's show.
+1 vote
Oct 25, 2015
jocast1
This is only one of the amazing stories from Service Dog Project!  In 10 years they have placed nearly 100 Great Danes with mobility challenged children and adults.
+1 vote
Nov 9, 2015
Donna Weishaar Leona 210 points
George has changed Bella's life, and Bella Is George's life
0 votes
Mar 7, 2015
StanlyGirl 1,180 points
Just a little addition to the previous comments:  Recently, George was voted the nation's top service dog for 2015 by the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE Awards). It's nice to know it's not just my prejudice, being a fan of Service Dog Project and Team Bella and George.
0 votes
Nov 24, 2015