Nothing can be more unimaginable than losing a child, and then your husband at the same time. On the one-year anniversary of the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, Vanessa Bryant remembers them both.
Kobe, Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on January 26, 2020.
In remembrance of her beloved family, Vanessa turned to Instagram to post a letter she received from her daughter Gianna’s best friend Aubrey Callaghan.
“Thank you so much for beautifully sharing some of your memories of my Gigi with me and allowing me to share them here on my ig,” Vanessa writes. “I miss my baby girl and Kob-Kob so much, too.”
Vanessa goes on to ask the question all parents and spouses must ask when someone they love is ripped from their lives too soon, and in a way that is too difficult to wrap your mind around.
“♥️I will never understand why/how this tragedy could’ve happened to such beautiful, kind and amazing human beings. It still doesn’t seem real.
Callaghan told Bryant that Gianna was “fiery” and “stubborn,” and “generous.”
“There are times I get into a pit of despair thinking about her and what she could’ve accomplished had she had a couple more years. But recently I have been thinking about the mark she did leave on this earth. Her fights for equality in sports made the world reconsider their opinions, she along with Mr. Bryant, set the wheels in motion," Callaghan writes.
Vanessa ends her IG post with a note to her husband.
“Kob, we did it right. Gigi, you still make mommy proud. I love you!”
On Tuesday morning (January 26) at 9:45am, all RADIO.COM Los Angeles stations will be observing 24-seconds of silence to remember Kobe, his daughter and the other seven people who lost their lives in the crash.