On Saturday (May 1), Vanessa shared an emotional post on social media in honor of Gianna‘s birthday.
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“Dear Gianna, Happy 15th Birthday! ❤️😘I love you! I miss you everyday! I wish you were here with us. There are no words to express how much I miss you. I love you Mamacita! ❤️ #15 #Quincenera #Mambacita #Principessa,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of herself and her daughter.
In another post she added, “Today is my Baby’s Birthday. When I thought about how best to celebrate Gianna‘s birthday with so many who loved her, I knew it had to be a combination of sharing her bright and fun personality with her sense of purpose and passion that would help make a difference in this world.”
Vanessa also announced that Kobe‘s charitable non-profit organization, the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, would be releasing a special collection of clothing in honor of Gianna.
“Gianna was kind, energetic, a leader, and had so much MAMBACITA swag,” she wrote, adding that 100% of the proceeds support the foundation’s mission to create a positive impact for underserved athletes and young women in sports.