Vanessa, wife of late Kobe Bryant has broken her silence in the wake of the tragic helicopter crash that took the life of her husband and daughter.
Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others were killed in the crash that occurred on Sunday, January 26.
The group of basketball players and their parents were on their way to a game in Thousand Oaks when the accident took place.
In an Instagram post, she thanked everyone for their support behind her family at this time. She also shared her condolences for the other families involved in the incident.
MY GIRLS AND I WANT TO THANK THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO’VE SHOWN SUPPORT AND LOVE DURING THIS HORRIFIC TIME. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE PRAYERS. WE DEFINITELY NEED THEM. WE ARE COMPLETELY DEVASTATED BY THE SUDDEN LOSS OF MY ADORING HUSBAND, KOBE — THE AMAZING FATHER OF OUR CHILDREN; AND MY BEAUTIFUL, SWEET GIANNA — A LOVING, THOUGHTFUL, AND WONDERFUL DAUGHTER, AND AMAZING SISTER TO NATALIA, BIANKA, AND CAPRI.
WE ARE ALSO DEVASTATED FOR THE FAMILIES WHO LOST THEIR LOVED ONES ON SUNDAY, AND WE SHARE IN THEIR GRIEF INTIMATELY.
THERE AREN’T ENOUGH WORDS TO DESCRIBE OUR PAIN RIGHT NOW. I TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT KOBE AND GIGI BOTH KNEW THAT THEY WERE SO DEEPLY LOVED. WE WERE SO INCREDIBLY BLESSED TO HAVE THEM IN OUR LIVES. I WISH THEY WERE HERE WITH US FOREVER. THEY WERE OUR BEAUTIFUL BLESSINGS TAKEN FROM US TOO SOON.
I’M NOT SURE WHAT OUR LIVES HOLD BEYOND TODAY, AND IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT THEM. BUT WE WAKE UP EACH DAY, TRYING TO KEEP PUSHING BECAUSE KOBE, AND OUR BABY GIRL, GIGI, ARE SHINING ON US TO LIGHT THE WAY. OUR LOVE FOR THEM IS ENDLESS — AND THAT’S TO SAY, IMMEASURABLE. I JUST WISH I COULD HUG THEM, KISS THEM AND BLESS THEM. HAVE THEM HERE WITH US, FOREVER.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR JOY, YOUR GRIEF AND YOUR SUPPORT WITH US. WE ASK THAT YOU GRANT US THE RESPECT AND PRIVACY WE WILL NEED TO NAVIGATE THIS NEW REALITY.
TO HONOR OUR TEAM MAMBA FAMILY, THE MAMBA SPORTS FOUNDATION HAS SET UP THE MAMBAONTHREE FUND TO HELP SUPPORT THE OTHER FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGEDY. TO DONATE, PLEASE GO TO MAMBAONTHREE.ORG.
TO FURTHER KOBE AND GIANNA’S LEGACY IN YOUTH SPORTS, PLEASE VISIT MAMBASPORTSFOUNDATION.ORG.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LIFTING US UP IN YOUR PRAYERS, AND FOR LOVING KOBE, GIGI, NATALIA, BIANKA, CAPRI AND ME. #MAMBA #MAMBACITA #GIRLSDAD #DADDYSGIRLS #FAMILY
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