In Memory of Lord and Lolibeth Balatbat

$28,810 of $20k goal

Raised by 391 people in 24 months
On July 24th 2014, a horrific tragedy struck the Balatbat family. The family was on their annual camping trip in Cheriton, Virginia, to celebrate Lolibeth's birthday, when a tornado struck their campsite during the early hours of the morning. The devastating tornado toppled a tree that crashed down on the couple's tent; Lord and Lolibeth leave behind their 14 year old son Lheandrew Lloyd, 12 year old daughter Lharieza Anne, and 7 year old daughter Lheanna Lynn. At this moment Lheandrew is in a coma, facing life threatening injuries. Lharieza and Lheanna have also been admitted to the hospital for serious injuries. We ask you keep the kids of Lord and Lolibeth Balatbat in your prayers.

The couple had been married for 14 years and were both born in the Philippines. Lord Balatbat was an Assistant Manager at the Walgreens in Jersey City and Lolibeth worked at Quest Diagnostics. The Balatbat's were very fun, loving, free spirited, caring, outgoing, giving, and just an overall awesome couple that enjoyed life and loved smiling. They were the nicest people you could have ever known. They were truly in love and enjoyed being parents. 

Due to the unexpected and tragic timing of their loss, this account is being set up to help the Balatbat family cover their needs. Funeral arrangements are still being made but will be posted on here as soon as we know something. Please keep the young children and their family members in your prayers.

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We all miss you very much.

For personal verification: My name is Mohsin Khan and Lord Balatbat was a co-worker at Walgreens. I have received permission from the Balatbat family to create this page. All funds raised will be transferred to a trust fund in the name of the children that will be created by their legal guardian. 
Thank you all!

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Update 5
23 months ago
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Update 4
23 months ago
it is with heavy heart that we inform you the passing of Lheandrew Lloyd Balatbat, son of Late Lord and Lolibeth Balatbat. At a loss for words.. Please keep the family in your prayers. RIP Little man...
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Update 3
24 months ago
The viewing for Lord & Lolibeth Ortega will be on Thursday & Friday at 10am to 9 pm at the Greenville Memorial Home(374 Danforth Ave.Jersey City).There will be another viewing from 10am-11am at Our lady of Mercy Church on Saturday.(40 Sullivan Drive,Jersey City).Mass will follow at 11am before burial. Thank you for all the love & support.
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Update 2
24 months ago
A tribute in Loving memory of Lord and Lolibeth. Gone to soon. You will forever be in our hearts and memories.
A tribute to the Balatbat's
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Lucas Griselda
23 months ago

Hi Everyone.,,, There is a fundraising for the Balatbat Kids on September 13, 2014. BENEFIT JAM For The Balatbat Kids September 13, 2014 @ 8PM 21 Cook Street, Jersey City 07306 Ticket is $10.00 (TEN dollars) For more details, please contact 201 220 1614 We would appreciate your support. Call the number listed above on how and where to get tickets.

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Xenia Xuloz
23 months ago

I'm hoping that the family knows about social security survivor benefits for children under the age of 16. This could help the children set up a college fund for their education. Deepest sympathy for the loss of the boy.

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Shelli Lowe
23 months ago

Our deepest sympathy for the family. I have recently learned that the son passed as well. My family was also camping during this horrifying tragedy. My husband had helped with the boy. GOD SPEED

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Ellery Gotay
23 months ago

My condolence to the family and many prayers to both the surviving girls. I helped out during the tragedy evacuating the son first, then the aunt, then daughter as I prayed for her holding her head while she was on the stretcher. My heart hurts for the family and I would like to stay in contact with the family. GOD SPEED!!!

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Mohsin Khan
24 months ago

No updates yet. Last we heard he's still in critical condition.

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Devins Min
24 months ago

Any updates on son?

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Pamela Barefoot
24 months ago

Our fund for the children of the Balatbat-Ortega Family has reached $16,000 today during the community clean up of the campground. I came to tears when I saw the lovely site where the parents lost their lives...they must have enjoyed an incredible final sunset over the Chesapeake Bay. Our fund is at any PNC Bank and 100% will go to the children's court-appointed guardian.

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Jamie Blatt
24 months ago

Condolences to your family and prayers for the children's future. I'm very proud of the response from the community, the compassion and caring are moving. Peace to you all.

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BOng Balatbat
24 months ago

I'd like to thanks to all who those support to this fund rasing and also to my co -worker who create this ,we never forget you and mostly share a prayer to my beloved brother ,her wife and kids especially to oldest son he still in ospital give him a more prayer...

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Devins Min
24 months ago

Coming from someone who truly understands tragic loss (losing my dad in the wtc), my heart goes out to these poor kids! My mom was co-workers with Lolibeth & her family have come to our house to enjoy our pool. Tho brief, I am honored to have met this lovely family. Hugs & kisses to the surviving family from my family to yours!

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Bennister Po
24 months ago

To my friends and relatives thank you very much for supporting this fund raising... I really appreciate it... God bless you all

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Beverly Youngberg
24 months ago

This is a great a noble thing being done for the children and family. And the fact the state of Virginia is stepping in and helping out. This is what true humanity is. Being there for one another in a time of crisis and need. Please donate! Even if you can spare $1, every bit helps.

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Craig Pintado
24 months ago

Pamela that is so amazing to hear. The love and out pour of emotion is amazing. I knew the couple for 11 years. They were wonderful people and will be deeply missed by me and so many that they touched. Their children are amazing as well. They are so bright and absolutely amazing students.

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Pamela Barefoot
24 months ago

Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore where this tragedy occurred have also set up a fund for the children at PNC Bank in Onley, VA.

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$28,810 of $20k goal

Raised by 391 people in 24 months
Created July 25, 2014
JL
$50
Julie Ann Luk
13 months ago

I don't know this family, but as a Filipino who frequented the same camp ground with my own parents 20 years ago, your story struck me. Best of luck to the family.

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Anonymous
16 months ago
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Anonymous _
20 months ago
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Balatbat Memorial Dinner
22 months ago
JR
$25
justin reyes
22 months ago
$200
James O'Malley
22 months ago
AK
$150
Abdallah KHETIR
22 months ago

Big thanks to the generosity of my friends: Romer & Mariel INOA, Ivone & Hamlet PARRA, Brad CAPELLAN.

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LO
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Lesley Orr
23 months ago

With love from Aritzia

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$400
Regino & Joahanna Tabalno
23 months ago
$50
Helen & Marlon Moraga
23 months ago
Lucas Griselda
23 months ago

Hi Everyone.,,, There is a fundraising for the Balatbat Kids on September 13, 2014. BENEFIT JAM For The Balatbat Kids September 13, 2014 @ 8PM 21 Cook Street, Jersey City 07306 Ticket is $10.00 (TEN dollars) For more details, please contact 201 220 1614 We would appreciate your support. Call the number listed above on how and where to get tickets.

+ Read More
Xenia Xuloz
23 months ago

I'm hoping that the family knows about social security survivor benefits for children under the age of 16. This could help the children set up a college fund for their education. Deepest sympathy for the loss of the boy.

+ Read More
Shelli Lowe
23 months ago

Our deepest sympathy for the family. I have recently learned that the son passed as well. My family was also camping during this horrifying tragedy. My husband had helped with the boy. GOD SPEED

+ Read More
Ellery Gotay
23 months ago

My condolence to the family and many prayers to both the surviving girls. I helped out during the tragedy evacuating the son first, then the aunt, then daughter as I prayed for her holding her head while she was on the stretcher. My heart hurts for the family and I would like to stay in contact with the family. GOD SPEED!!!

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Mohsin Khan
24 months ago

No updates yet. Last we heard he's still in critical condition.

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Devins Min
24 months ago

Any updates on son?

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Pamela Barefoot
24 months ago

Our fund for the children of the Balatbat-Ortega Family has reached $16,000 today during the community clean up of the campground. I came to tears when I saw the lovely site where the parents lost their lives...they must have enjoyed an incredible final sunset over the Chesapeake Bay. Our fund is at any PNC Bank and 100% will go to the children's court-appointed guardian.

+ Read More
Jamie Blatt
24 months ago

Condolences to your family and prayers for the children's future. I'm very proud of the response from the community, the compassion and caring are moving. Peace to you all.

+ Read More
BOng Balatbat
24 months ago

I'd like to thanks to all who those support to this fund rasing and also to my co -worker who create this ,we never forget you and mostly share a prayer to my beloved brother ,her wife and kids especially to oldest son he still in ospital give him a more prayer...

+ Read More
Devins Min
24 months ago

Coming from someone who truly understands tragic loss (losing my dad in the wtc), my heart goes out to these poor kids! My mom was co-workers with Lolibeth & her family have come to our house to enjoy our pool. Tho brief, I am honored to have met this lovely family. Hugs & kisses to the surviving family from my family to yours!

+ Read More
Bennister Po
24 months ago

To my friends and relatives thank you very much for supporting this fund raising... I really appreciate it... God bless you all

+ Read More
Beverly Youngberg
24 months ago

This is a great a noble thing being done for the children and family. And the fact the state of Virginia is stepping in and helping out. This is what true humanity is. Being there for one another in a time of crisis and need. Please donate! Even if you can spare $1, every bit helps.

+ Read More
Craig Pintado
24 months ago

Pamela that is so amazing to hear. The love and out pour of emotion is amazing. I knew the couple for 11 years. They were wonderful people and will be deeply missed by me and so many that they touched. Their children are amazing as well. They are so bright and absolutely amazing students.

+ Read More
Pamela Barefoot
24 months ago

Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore where this tragedy occurred have also set up a fund for the children at PNC Bank in Onley, VA.

+ Read More
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