Once again, Randy Blythe from LAMB OF GOD touched the hearts of all his Instagram followers. This time he posted a picture and a blurb about Emily Conatzer, a child who passed away in the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Oklahoma during the tornado. RIP Emily, this is devastating!
Here is what Randy had to say about this terrible tragedy:
is Emily Conatzer, a little girl who died in the Plaza Towers
Elementary School in Oklahoma during the tornado. She is standing with
her Mom (who survived). As you can see, her Mom has on a lamb of god
shirt- while we feel terrible for everyone affected by this disaster,
have been in the midwest the last few days & have been following the
news (& weather) closely, & I mentioned the tornado victims the
other evening on stage, this picture makes it just so much more
personal for me- it really breaks my heart. A little member of our
extended family is dead. According to the news, Emily died with her best
friend, Antonia Lee Candelaria. It appeared that they were holding on
to each other when they died, for they were inseparable in death, just
as they were in life. The two girls were just nine years old. Words
can't heal the loss of a child (I know this from personal experience),
but if anyone knows Emily or Antonia's family, please let them know
that we in lamb of god are thinking of them and praying for them. Those
two little girls were part of several that died. Life is brutal at
times- it just is. So if you know someone who is suffering, reach out
your hand however you can, & comfort them in their time of sorrow.
One day you may need that hand too. RIP Emily & Antonia."
Make sure you catch Randy and his band LAMB OF GOD on tour, HERE are their current tour dates!
If you are attending ROCKLAHOMA, here is a word from the organizers who have setup many ways for all who attend to help the victims out. The event will take place on May 24, 25 and 26 in Pryor, OK and will feature Guns N' Roses, Alice In Chains, Korn, Bush, Cheap Trick, and more.
is deeply committed to providing assistance to our neighbors in the
Oklahoma City area after the tragic storms earlier this week. The
festival producers will be donating a portion of every ticket sold this
weekend to local relief efforts as well as fundraising on-site including
the auction of autographed memorabilia, artist meet & greets and
more. There will also be cash donation stations
located throughout the venue at the gates, information booth and in the
VIP area. All funds raised at Rocklahoma 2013 will be donated to the
American Red Cross to provide assistance in the Region. We ask those
attending Rocklahoma to NOT bring clothes, food, toiletries, etc. to the
festival for donation. Per the Red Cross, we are focusing our efforts
on raising money. Thank you in advance for helping our Oklahoma family."
Help Oklahoma out!
Randy Blythe on Instagram
Rocklahoma's official site