By Correne Martin
Todd Bell’s great big smile was a contagious one. It was a smile that lit up every face around him. And it was never bigger than when his beloved Green Bay Packers were winning.
It’s been three years since Todd passed, 11 days before his 27th birthday. Yet, his unforgettable grin, along with a little team spirit in his honor, is still making an impact on kids and families across Wisconsin. Through the unrivaled Wheel of Todd, a non-profit organization started by his parents, Craig and Julie Bell, his joyful legacy lives on in the experiences of kids attending Packer games.
Born and raised in Eastman, Todd Orland Bell inherited Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and was diagnosed at age 5 with the genetic disorder, characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.