My friends sister, Tori Brong, tragically lost her life in the shooting at Weis Markets. She was brutally murdered while she was innocently working at the supermarket to support her family. This sweet, hardworking young woman is gone and her 6 year old son was told that Mommy will never be coming home but She loved him very much and that he will have to keep the memories he has to remember her by. Her 3 living sisters, mother and father are once again struken by overwhemling emotions of the loss of another sibling and child.
This family loss Thomas Kohut at the age of 16 while he attended school and drown in the Tunkhannock Area school district pool during gym class.
Life continues to go on around them and they are forced to live life with not one but 2 missing hearts, feeling that emptiness inside them forever. Always asking Why? Why Them. Why 2 children, How are you suppose to move on? Wondering if they were here, What they would of acheived? But they have to force themselves to continue on. Everyday responsibilities require them to continue to work, Help care for Tori's son. And somehow find a way to hold it all together for their children.
We all saw how Tori was loved in the community. Overwhelming kind words of what a great person she was. She was always helping others. She loved her sisters and her 4 young Neices adored her and are heartbroken. She was in love with her highschool sweetheart and most of all she loved being a mother. Her son was her pride and Joy. Their saying was "I love you to the Moon and Back" They were talking about having another baby. She loved her mom and was always there to help Financially, and care for her in times of need due to her mothers health conditions. She loved her dad and was daddy's little girl.
We would like to set up this Go Fund Me to help support Tori's family and Billy in this time of need. Also to help raise Little Kevin. Although these funds will only last for a little it will be a great help as everyone has been out of work. These funds will be used for expenses such as clothes for Kevin for school, bills, food, and other everyday expenses as well as any expenses from loss. We would also like for Kevin to be able to do some fun summer activities with his family to help ease his pain during this tragic time.
Please keep Tori's family in your thought and prayers as well as the families of the other 2 victims. Words cannot express what these families are currently going through and what they will continue to go through years to come. This is not just the loss of 3 lives but the way it happened was very tramatic.
We want to thank each one of you for your support and please feel free to write any memories below that you had with Tori.
Live, Laugh and Love. Create Memories. Stop allowing life and other to hold you back. We are all very busy in life , but please please make the time to be with loved ones Tell those people you love that you Love them. We truely never know what life has instore for us.
- William Griffin
- Kelly Havard
- MaryJo Baker
Organizer and beneficiary
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