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10-Year-Old Girl Sings Anti-Bully Tune In Memory of Joanna Ramos
Last month a 10-year-old girl in Long Beach Joanna Ramos died after getting kneed in the forehead by another girl in an after-school fight.
Ramos' early death inspired another 10-year-old girl who identifies herself as Reagan Mackenzie to put a video of herself on YouTube singing an Adele-inspired version of The Cure's "Lovestrong." Her rendition and some of the text has a strong anti-bullying message. Mackenzie (if not someone writing on her behalf or an art school student) writes:
The killing of Joanna Ramos by another 11 yr old girl should have never happened., Joanna Ramos was beaten to death and she was 10 yrs old she just had a birthday on march 12 she would have been 11. We are the same age and same grade and she lives 30 minutes from my grandma.
Mackenzie originally posted her rendition of the song on a local Patch site that has been covering the Ramos case.