On August 3rd, 2016 at 12:07am, Demonte walked with a family member to
the car which was parked in front of his mother's home, and was ambushed
by two people who mercilessly shot him 28 times. It was his 25th birthday.
Unsuspecting and unguarded, he had no chance to run. As a result, the assailants
shot him riddling his head, face, mouth, neck, chest, torso, arms and
Demonte is not gang-affiliated, but lives in a neighborhood
where one isn't supposed to leave their house at night due to senseless
acts of violence.
Through extended hours of grueling surgery
and an outburst of prayers from family and friends, Demonte miraculously
survived. This is a true testament of his relentless will to live and
to make a difference. Since the incident, he has endured over 4
operations with many more planned for the near future.
Demonte is in a medically induced coma and is currently relying on a breathing
apparatus. His incredible doctors say that although he has survived, his
road to recovery is going to be extensive. He will require operations,
nursing, rehabilitation, and a great amount of physical therapy in hopes
of making a full recovery.
We are asking for any assistance possible to provide Demonte with the medical care he needs in order to
get him back on his feet, working towards achieving his dream, and
positively influencing the world.
Demonte is a young man whose intentions and actions are pure. He will continue to make a positive and
impactful contribution to humanity once he recovers. Any donation is
welcomed and greatly appreciated.
About Demonte Bell:
Known for his contagious smile, Demonte found his purpose in life connecting people to being their best
self -- using music as his source. The aspiring musician was born and
raised righteously in Los Angeles by his Mother, who closely guided and
taught him leadership and integrity as a way of being. Demonte was
thriving in his purpose making an impact on his family and those around
him until this tragic event occured.
Demonte spent his younger life doing everything he could to escape the dangers of his neighborhood.
His mother, Beverly Bell, kept his focus on school and sports, paving the
way for a promising future for him to be a role mode to his younger
Growing up the oldest of four, Demonte took his passion of football and excelled in playing through college while
attending Pasadena City College and then advancing to New Mexico.
After college, Demonte shifted gears and started working the early shift at
Earthbar, West Hollywood. It was during this time where Demonte
connected to his purpose in life; understanding and knowing his
platform: music. Because it's music that brings us together.
He writes, records, produces, and performs his own music any chance he
gets. When Demonte is not spending time with his family, working or
pursuing his music career, he gives back to the community by coaching a
youth football team.
Thank you all for reading Demonte's story.
We cannot express enough gratitude for the help, support, and prayers
you all may offer for his recover.