By far, this is one of the most important and most fulfilling stories that I'll ever write. It even takes precedent over writing about my beloved Dallas Cowboys. Coincidently the special lady that I'm writing about IS a huge Cowboys fan. However for this time at least, the main focus won't be about Super Bowl Rings. Our focus today is about a deadly disease, cancer, and the lady who is helping to prevent it. May I introduce model, actress and spokeswomen, Christy Bella Joiner.
"She is one of the best people with a caring, down-to-earth and humble personality." I can certainly attest to that, especially after Christy e-mailed to me some heart-warming experiences about her life. As per Christy, it was Larry David who helped her to get involved in SU2C (Stand Up 2 Cancer). From there she started to research more and more, leading to the formation of her own team. She calls it, "Team Christy Bella". From there, Christy decided to join the "Make a Wish" foundation. This organization grants wishes to children with life-threatening diseases. She recalled one special child to me during our conversation.
This particular child requested an Autographed Modeling Picture of Christy. What stood out to her was the fact that she was the number one choice above all else. Christy stated to me, "If I had one wish and was fighting cancer as a CHILD, I would wish for something really cool like "Tinkerbell" or a DISNEY character..Why me?? What if he was not happy!" Christy told me of a solution that she came up with.
To ensure the lads jubilation, Christy sent her entire portfolio, with the exception of any sexy pics. (LOL) of course! This was despite the tremendous cost to her. What she sent included advertisements, magazines and fashion shoots. About a month later Christy received a call from the child and his mother. They were ECSTATIC with joy and appreciation! However Christy felt more like SHE should be the one to be thanking them. The gifts were sent prior to his operation, as both the mother and child touched Christy's heart and soul. They still keep in touch as the child continues to recover. No doubt that Christy's inspiration will help tremendously!
"Make a Wish Foundation has become a passion of mine just as my (Christy) endless fight against cancer. Charity work means the world to me, Stephen." Today the "Entourage" star maintains a private life, since the loss of her "hero" to prostate cancer. Christy's "hero" is her father. She has turned down offers to be in television and movies, stating that her main passions are to make a difference in the world and music, music?? Oh yeah, Christy is an accomplished Classical Pianist too. One of her most impressive credentials was being able to play Beethoven on the piano at the young age of five. She briefly stopped playing after her father's passing, but since her birthday, she recently starting playing again. Now she's playing Chopin, as no doubt her father is "orchestrating" from heaven!
In closing, Christy wrote to me, "I'm Honored to be a part of this!" So am I "Bella", so am I!
---Written by Stephen Nagy (Author of: "MY 101 Reasons to LOVE the Dallas Cowboys...(www.cdbaby.com/cd/stevenagy)