ABOUT US - YOUTH ORGANIZATION
Our founder, Chavon Bell-Williams, started Under Adria’s Wings Youth Organization in honor of her mother, Adria J. Bell. Adria passed away when Chavon was 24 years old and it changed her life forever. In the midst of grieving, Chavon found that her passion was helping children navigate the grieving process so they won’t feel alone.
WHO IS ADRIA J. BELL
Adria J. Bell was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, and was the eldest of eight children. She was a dedicated daughter, a loving mother, a special MiMi, a protective sister, and a good friend. Adria’s greatest joy came in the happiness and achievements of her children and grandchildren whom she would always speak highly of. This love and passion were inclusive to all family members. She personally assigned herself the role of keeping family ties together and was always eager to organize a family get-together. Adria’s love, enduring faith, strength, patience, and intelligence served as inspiration for not only her family but to all who crossed her path.
Adria’s battle with breast cancer began in 2003 but she was determined to fight a good fight and live life to the fullest. Due to her determination, she was able to beat cancer and go into remission for 4 years. Unfortunately, cancer came back and metastasized to different organs but that didn’t change her positive outlook on life. She remained hopeful until the very end and continued to travel, work, and serve on different committees in her church and career. Adria also managed to earn her Master’s degree while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation shortly after burying her son. She also contributed to many charitable fundraisers and was a mentor and spiritual partner guiding others in their battle with cancer.
Adria J. Bell’s legacy lives on in her daughter and grandsons and now in Under Adria’s Wings Youth Organization.