Vanessa Bryant Reflects On Experience With Grief: Find Your Reason To Live
The NBA icon and his daughter were two of nine victims who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26th, 2020.
Vanessa Bryant shared her experience with grief after suffering the unthinkable and wrote in an Instagram story:
“Let me be real – Grief is a messed up cluster of emotions. One day you’re in the moment laughing and the next day you don’t feel like being alive.”
“I want to say this for people struggling with grief and heartbreaking loss. Find your reason to live. I know it’s hard. I look at my daughters and I try to push through that feeling for them.”
She ended with:
“Death is guaranteed but living the rest of the day isn’t. Find your reason.”
In a separate post, she requested the media be respectful when covering the upcoming one-year anniversary of the tragedy. She asked publications not to post footage of the crash site.
“I want to thank everyone that has handled their media coverage respectfully. ??To everyone else, please reconsider your “news story” and look at your footage through the eyes of their children , parents, spouse, siblings and family. Celebrate their lives, not the day they lost them. In preparation of 1/26, Scroll”
Vanessa Bryant is currently suing the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department after deputies allegedly shared photos of the crash site.
“Ms. Bryant feels ill at the thought of strangers gawking at images of her deceased husband and child, and she lives in fear that she or her children will one day confront horrific images of their loved ones online.”