Cop helps George Strait send heartwarming video to terminally ill Texas girl

Officer Damon Cole, who dresses up as superheroes and visits terminally ill children, posted a video message from the country superstar

By Lena Blietz
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

FORT WORTH, Texas — The "King of Country" music, George Strait, is praying for a terminally ill Texas girl, thanks to the help of a Fort Worth police officer.

On Monday, the Facebook page "Heroes and Cops Against Childhood Cancer" posted a video message from the country superstar, wishing her well and thanking her for being a fan.

"I hope you get better real soon, and remember I love you," Strait said.


My heart is so happy right now. Thank you from the bottom of my heart George Strait for taking time out of your day to do this for Hero Bella. A special thank you to Erin for making this happen. King George you have a heart of gold brother. #TeamBella

Posted by Heroes & Cops Against Childhood Cancer on Monday, October 9, 2017

The Facebook page is run by Damon Cole, a Fort Worth police officer, who dresses up as superheroes and visits terminally ill children.

The child, an 10-year-old from Midland named Bella, has two weeks to live, according to a GoFundMe page dedicated to a final trip for the girl and her funeral arrangements. The page says her health challenges began at birth, but significantly worsened this summer. Her full list of terminal conditions are cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hydrocephalus with two shunts, brain malformation, osteoporosis, chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction and neurogenic bowels.

Last week, Cole posted a video to the Facebook page explaining that Bella listens to Strait every night. He asked for help in contacting Strait, and requested all comments about the girl use the hashtag #HeroBella. Cole's video was viewed 13,000 times and shared more than 400 times.

Cole said he will be flying to Midland this weekend to visit Bella dressed as Batman and Superman.

According to the Facebook page, Bella and her family traveled to California this week to visit Disneyland and go to the beach as a final trip together.


Please everyone tag George Strait in this post. I just learned my Hero Bella loves George Strait. Bella listens to George Strait every night before she goes to bed. She also would listen to his songs before she would go into surgery. Please help me get a hold of George Strait so hoppfully he can reach to Hero Bello and her family and make her day. Please everyone tag #HeroBella in every comment from now on. I want the world to know what an amazing Hero Bella really is.

Posted by Heroes & Cops Against Childhood Cancer on Thursday, October 5, 2017

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