Acadiana girl gives back in a sweet way

Posted at 5:53 AM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 18:25:21-05

Bell Carranza, with a mixer in hand, gets to work on her cupcakes.

She is only five and has already mastered the art of giving back.

"We show people that we're grateful and have a grateful heart by the way we act," Tabitha, her mother, said.

Bell started her sweet journey a few months ago.

Her brother caught the flu and was rushed to the hospital with complications.

"He was air-lifted to New Orleans and stayed there for two weeks," Tabitha explained. "He was in a coma. My husband was able to stay the whole time he was in the hospital. The reason that he was able to stay was because the firefighters came together....some donated time so Lewis could stay. One of them created a GoFundMe without us knowing, out of the goodness of his hearts, to help support our family."

It was that generosity that inspired Bell and her family.

They are thankful for the men and women who put their lives on the line for others...always there to lend a helping hand.

"We've been to seven stations, we have six left, and central station," Tabitha said.

"Bell, how much fun has this been?" I asked Bell.

"A lot," Bell said.