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Ramona Brant in Humans of New York – over half a million likes!!!

Ramona Brant at Brooklyn Detention Center before her release on Feb 2, 2016

Ramona Brant at Brooklyn Detention Center before her release on Feb 2, 2016

Ramona Brant is setting social media on fire – this time on Brandon’s Humans of New York blog and Facebook page.   Her image and story has already garnered over half-a-million likes and been shared over 20,000 times.  It is a 4-part piece that begins with this tease:

“I met Donald when I was twenty-six. He pursued me relentlessly. He’d call me every day. He’d invite me to come to the Bahamas with him. He’d buy me all kinds of things. He would even loan me his vintage corvette for the weekend. I was just starting out in life. I wasn’t used to all that attention. He had his own landscaping company– with his own building and everything. He wooed my whole family. Even my mother liked him, and she isn’t easily persuaded. So I fell for him. The abuse didn’t start until I was pregnant with our first child. We were lying in bed one night and he asked me to get him a glass of water. When I told him ‘no,’ he punched me in the face. He said: ‘When I ask you to do something, I expect you to do it.’ I tried to leave right away. I ran back to my family in New York. But he followed me and begged me to forgive him. He said he didn’t want our child to grow up without a father.”

Read all four parts of Ramona’s story here:  and click on the Facebook icon to like, share and comment on her story is you like.

Read more about Ramona on CAN-DO.

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Amy Ralston Povah

Amy Ralston Povah is a clemency recipient under President Clinton, an award winning filmmaker, and founder of the CAN-DO Foundation.