Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bruno Mars dedicates 'Just The Way You Are' to girl who lost her family in a drunk driving accident

Recommended by Megan Christensen, Deseret News

Published: Wed, July 2 10:07 p.m. MDT

Bruno Mars serenades Zumyah Thorpe with

In March 2013, 11-year-old Zumyah Thorpe lost her pregnant mother and two sisters in a drunk driving accident, according to the Huffington Post.

To top it off, Zumyah sustained a traumatic brain injury, experiencing difficulties in her motor and language skills.

But throughout her struggles, there has been one person whose words have helped her form her own: Bruno Mars.

When Zumyah was in the hospital, she was having trouble speaking, but when the nurses played Bruno Mars, she could sing every word, according to a YouTube video.

The Huffington Post reported that Bruno Mars dedicated "Just The Way You Are" to her in a concert in Cleveland on Saturday.

Megan Marsden Christensen writes for the Faith and Family sections. She recently graduated from BYU-Idaho with a bachelor's degree in communication.

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