Miami-Dade Street Being Renamed in Honor of Bella Rodriguez-Torres

"Live Like Bella Way" to be named for 10-year-old who battled cancer

A 10-year-old South Florida girl who lost her brave fight against cancer earlier this year is being honored with a street naming in Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade County Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday to rename Southwest 107th Avenue from 120th Street to 136th Street "Live Like Bella Way" in honor of Bella Rodriguez-Torres.

The unveiling will take place at a ceremony on Sept. 30.

"I feel so humbled and blessed by this act in Bella's memory," read a post on the "Live Like Bella" Facebook page Tuesday. "May God bless all who commute on Live Like Bella Way!"

Bella lost her six-year battle with cancer in May after an outpouring of support in South Florida and across the country. The words "Live Like Bella" became a rallying cry by celebrities including the Miami Heat, Justin Bieber and thousands on Facebook and Twitter.

Members of the Miami Police Department took part in a bicycle ride to Key West in June in memory of Bella, who had dreamed of becoming a police officer.

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