Viewing held for Bella Rodriguez-Torres

Family asks those attending to wear red

MIAMI – A viewing was held Thursday afternoon for Bella Rodriguez-Torres, the 10-year-old South Florida girl who won the hearts of thousands through a social media campaign documenting her cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The viewing was held between 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Funeral Home, 11655 SW 117th Ave. in Kendall.

Celebration of Bella's Life Mass of Resurrection will be on Friday at 1 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 12125 SW 107th Ave.

Officers from the Miami Police Dept. have organized a Fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to help find a cure for Childhood Cancer.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a small donation to

Bella touched many hearts. At least 55,000 followed her progress on a Facebook page titled "Pray For Bella."

On Tuesday, her followers used social media to mourn their loss. 

"Heaven has gained a new angel. A courageous little girl lost her battle with cancer today,"  Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez posted on Facebook. "May Bella rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with Bella's family and every family that has been affected by this terrible disease. Bella will never be forgotten. Live Like Bella."