Lyliana Garcia, a 15-year-old orphan left behind by the Uvalde school shootings, wrote a heartbreaking letter to her parents.
Lyliana’s mother Irma Garcia was one of two teachers who were killed in the Robb Elementary School shooting on May 24, Texas.
Together with Eva Mireles, her coworker, and 19 students, the 48-year-old teacher was killed. Salvador Ramos, 18, was later identified as the perpetrator.
Two days later, Lyliana’s father Joe Garcia, who was married for 24 years to Irma, died from a heart attack. According to his family, the death of his high school sweetheart and wife Lyliana was a tragic event that led to him dying.
“Dad,” I said, “Dad,” I knew this was too much for your heart. Lyliana, who was visiting the memorial site to pay her respects to her parents, said that her heart couldn’t take it.
“I will fight for you and your mum all my life. We will never forget your names. Your daughter, Lyliana.”
Joe and Irma leave Lyliana with her three siblings and their three children behind. Joe was the last to place flowers at the memorial for the victims of the shooting outside the courthouse.
It is stated in the local mortuary that “Irma Lisa Garcia of Uvalde (Texas) was received by our Lord and Savior while selflessly protecting her angels, May 24, 2022 in Uvalde. Texas at the age 48.”
“Jose Antonio Garcia was reunited with the love of his lifetime and was also welcomed into his wife, Irma’s arms, and our Lord on May 26, 20,22.”
Joe’s cousin Debra Austin announced his death last week. A GoFundMe page set up for the couple has raised more than $2.7 million.
Many family members visited the memorial to pay respects to the victims over the weekend. Annabell Rodriguez, 10, was distraught as her parents read a tribute to their daughter.
Eva and Irma, the teachers, were heroes who tried to save the children from the madman when he opened fire.
Ramos entered the school shortly after he began his murder spree by shooting Celia Gonzalez, his grandmother of 66 years. She is currently being treated in hospital with other victims of the attack.
Criticized for not being present in the classroom 40 minutes after the shooting began, the police officers who responded to the emergency call were not allowed to enter the building. The gun laws are being questioned by parents.