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Bella Izabella Sienna Orozco Ramirez
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Bella Izabella Sienna Orozco Ramirez - photo by Contributed to the Courier

In loving memory of "Bella" Izabella Sienna Orozco Ramirez

On July 14, 2016, Izabella Sienna Orozco Ramirez lost her battle with cancer at Valley Children's Hospital in Madera. Bella was 11 years old and was born in Modesto to parents Monika Luisa Orozco Ramirez and Joe Luis Ramirez. She attended Sam Vaughn Elementary School and was a fifth grade student in Mrs. Sakakihara's class. She was part of the Student Council and played the flute in the school band with the hopes of playing the saxophone the following year. Bella was involved in her community including the Ceres Youth Baseball Organization and cheered for the Ceres Junior Bulldogs.

Bella had a really good heart and always saw the good in everyone. She stood up for her peers and was a good friend to everyone. Bella loved to help her grandmother cook. She had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. She especially loved to sing, dance and make videos. Her dream was to one day have her own dance studio. Bella was very creative, and made bows out of duct tape, Barbie clothes out of recycled clothing, she made chapsticks, dyed her hair with Kool-aid, made her own compost, and made her own outfits including tutu's and emoji outfits.

Bella battled cancer for five months and passed away with her mother Monika Orozco Ramirez present. She will be greatly missed by her grandparents Jose and Maria Orozco and Francine Marie Ramirez; her brother, Jose "Joey" Luis Ramirez; her sister, Citlalih Ramirez; aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by older sister Jesenia Zienna Ramirez, grandfather Joe Ramirez, and great grandmother Eulalia Ramirez.

Bella leaves behind many wonderful caregivers that provided love and support that enhanced her quality of life. Bella was able to survive some of the toughest medical challenges. She will be dearly missed by all of her special caregivers at Valley Children's Hospital in Madera.

Bella was an inspiration and the enlightenment of what true love really is. Her beautiful smile was heavily contagious to all who came around her. She will forever be embedded in our hearts and minds, which is going to fuel all of our beautiful thoughts and memories of our precious Bella.

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-Ceres (Calif.) Courier
Wednesday, July 27, 2016