Delaware State University Director of Development Bryant “Tee” Bell was recently recognized for his work to help ensure the success of the recent Delaware Fight For Air Walk held by the American Lung Association.


Delaware State University Director of Development Bryant “Tee” Bell was recently recognized for his work to help ensure the success of the recent Delaware Fight For Air Walk held by the American Lung Association.

Bell, an ALA Delaware Leadership Board member that specializes in communications, was recently nominated by American Lung Association Development Director Sue DeNardo for ALA’s national volunteer of the week.

Bell began volunteering with ALA in 2010 after he received a successful double lung transplant at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1994, he had been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that causes scaring in the lungs. Doctors still do not know what causes the mysterious disease, said Bell, who never smoked in his life.

Bell recognizes how fortunate he is today. Therefore, volunteering is his way of giving back.

“Lung cancer is the number one cause of death in America,” he said. “I see so many people suffering from lung disease and this just my way of giving back.

“I like to help people. It makes me feel good inside. I believe that is why we are here – to take care of one another.”