On Wednesday Vanessa Bryant publicly addressed the death of her husband of nearly 20 years, Kobe, and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna for the first time in an Instagram post.
Bryant thanked the millions of people who’ve shown her and her girls love and support, but noted there aren’t enough words to describe their pain.
“I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today,” penned Bryant. “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.”
The other seven lives lost in the crash were John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah and Payton Chester, Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan.
In her post, Bryant acknowledged the other affected families. “We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately.”
She went on to announce the MambaOnThree Fund, a fund that will support those families.
According to the funds website, it exists to honor and support loved ones of the seven other victims involved in the tragedy that occurred on January 26th.
The phrase “Mamba On Three” was the teams mantra. The chant stood for “togetherness, sisterhood and the ability to take on every challenge,” so it fittingly represents the fund.
Kobe’s Mamba Sports Academy also acknowledged his and Gianna death and the MambeOnThree Fund Wednesday.
Here is the link to donate: MambaOnThree
Bryant closed her post thanking everyone for loving her, Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka and Capri.
Continuing to send love, prayers and support to Vanessa, her daughters and the Altobelli, Chester, Mauser and Zobayan families.