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January 30, 2020 | Brenda Price
There are no words to describe what it is like when you lose a loved one. When I lost my parents, one of my mentors said to me, "It isn't the people we lose that are in pain, it is those who are left behind" And it gave me a sense of peace, knowing my parents are ok, they are FREE now. We have a God who gives us comfotrt, He comes close to the brokenhearted, He comforts us in our times of need. He will never leave us or fail us. Join Star 99.1 in prayer for the families of those who lost their lives in the tragic plane crash last Sunday that killed the lives of 9 people, including Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter, Gianna. Here are the names of all 9 on board that helicopter who lost thier lives:
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, a budding basketball player who was ready to follow in her father’s footsteps;
Baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their basketball-playing daughter Alyssa;
Mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester;
Mamba Academy basketball coach Christina Mauser;
Pilot Ara Zobayan.
A psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
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 ❤️