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In Memoriam – Lorraine Ramirez & Nikki Piñero

By April 4, 2017 3 Comments

We’re still in shock about the news. On Sunday night during Philippines biggest longboard event, the VLT (Visayan Longboard Trilogy) riders Lorraine Ramirez & Nikki Piñero, aged 17 and 21, were both stabbed to death by a male rider with unaddressed mental health issues and under the effects of LSD. Nikki was also 4 months pregnant.

LGC New Zealand Ambassador Elissa Mah was attending the race in Philippines and reports that this happened  inside the house they were all renting, at an unofficial campsite with no organisers, security, or marshals of any sort and was out of the organisers’ control. You can read her full post HERE.

It’s hard to understand this tragedy and we can’t but feel the need to comfort each other up in these extremely hard circumstances. Please take a minute to send love and light to Lorraine and Nikki’s family and friends as well as to all the longboard community worldwide, gathered in love due to these tragic circumstances.

The United Skate Shop put together this video of Lorraine with all her longboard accomplishments:

 

Lorraine and Nikki, you will never be forgotten.

A fundraise has been set up to support Nikki & Lorraine’s families. Please support if you can: https://www.gofundme.com/donations-for-nikki-lorraine

Love everyone, hold you loved ones and everyone around you tight. Let’s be the light that shines over this tragedy.

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The girls before the race. Photo of Elissa Mah.

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Lorraine

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The girls during last year’s VLT

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Nikki

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Forever with us, ladies 

 

 

3 Comments

  • Ellen Berryman says:

    I’m deeply saddened by the tragic news of Lorraine and Nikki. My heart goes out to their friends and family. You and the girls are in my thoughts.
    Ellen

  • Stoney s babe says:

    May they rest in power and boom the heavens on vert longboards my deepest condolences goes out to both families and friends that have lost two people very close to there hearts myself and longboard community would like to wish you strength and guidance through these hard times!!!

    -Stoney s babe out! –