Bella's Bumbas began in Webster, NY with the intention of providing one little girl, Bella, with a means to become mobile and navigate the world on her own. That initial intention has blossomed into Bella's Bumbas LTD, who've provided almost 900 chairs to children worldwide and counting.
Our chairs have all been tested rigorously by children using them in real-world conditions. Our chairs are able to be used on grass, carpet, and really any surface a child might find themselves. Each chair includes a push handle mount and can be customized to the child's' needs with add-ons such as a basket or foot extension.
Our chairs provide more than just mobility, they provide a way for a child to be more social and participate in life situations that they may not otherwise have been able to. They can be used without worry at splash pads, playgrounds, or just outside playing with friends. Another benefit of our chair is that it provides children with a workout, without them even knowing they're doing it. The chairs have been known to help improve both upper body and core strength, and have even helped some children reduce the time they spend on breathing devices.
We are a family run 501(c)3 non-profit managed and run by Rebecca Orr (President), Jeffrey Shorr (Vice President), Marty Parzynski (Managing Director), Laurel Fletcher (Secretary), and Joshua Orr (Director), along with the help of many many volunteers ranging from builders to people helping us obtain packing materials. We all work closely together to make sure every child needing a chair, gets one.
If you have a child facing any kind of mobility challenge, we want to help. After all, our mission statement is "Mobility is our mission...", and we take that mission seriously!
We have been able to provide mobility to hundreds of families in many locations. The following map shows the many locations of those we have been able to help.