The first of the Bell and Oletts’ daughters, Olivetty, was killed on September 2, the first day of Hurricane Florentine.
“It is a sad day for us,” Olivetts mother, Maria Bell, said in a statement.
“We were just devastated to learn that the last thing we would ever know of her was her death.
We will continue to keep working and hope that this tragedy does not affect us. “
The last thing our family needs is for our lives to be taken from us.
We will continue to keep working and hope that this tragedy does not affect us.
The loss of Olivettty and Bell has touched every single one of us, including the first responders who were there to help us.”
“We want to be able to go back to her life and her happiness,” said her father, Bob Bell.
“She was such a bright, caring, wonderful person.
She had so much passion and was such an amazing person.”
The Bells have a 6-year-old son, George, who was injured in the hurricane.
The Bells said they were saddened by the death of Olivets sister, who had been hospitalized with severe brain damage, but were thankful for the outpouring of love.
“I feel like she was in there doing her best to get the best for her brother,” Olive T. Bell said.
“I was just trying to help her.
It’s just a sad situation, but I know there is a lot more good in this world than what is in front of us right now.”
The last time the Bells heard Olivetted voice, the family said, was the day before she died.
Bell said he and his wife, who have two other children, were trying to stay strong in the aftermath of the storm.
As they watched the news of Olivettts death, the Bell family and others were working to make sure everyone had the resources they needed.
In the days following the storm, they were joined by other families who had lost loved ones.
One of them, Jocelyn, was working with her grandmother, who has been battling dementia for the last four years, to help coordinate assistance for families in the state.
Jocelyn said her grandmother had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for a long time, and had not gotten much attention when she passed away.
She said she was glad the Bell’s were helping others in need.
“My grandma was a good woman, she had a very strong heart,” Jocelynn Bell said in an interview.
“And it’s a shame that they lost her so quickly.
She was always such a caring person.
I think it’s great that they are taking action.”
Joachim Bell said the two were planning a reunion, but that it would be more difficult to raise money to help his mother than for his sister.
While the Bell sisters were devastated, Olive T’s family said they did not want the loss of her to deter them from doing what they do best.
They were so grateful for the volunteers who were out there doing their best to help, they said.
Olive T’s father said they are working with the community to ensure that their family’s story is heard.
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