Rhondesia Belton, 33 of Buffalo NY was one of three who were tragically killed by a stampede spurred by rumors of gunfire at a crowded arena on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
The stampede began after a performance by GloRilla, the stage name of the Memphis-based rap artist Gloria Hallelujah Woods, just after 11 p.m. Mayor Malik D. Evans of Rochester said at the news conference on Monday that the episode was a “tragedy of epic proportions.”
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise funds for funeral expenses, as well as to provide for Ms. Beltons son.
"Hi everyone, my name is Rhonda Vick ,On March 5. I lost my daughter to a horrible tragedy at a concert due to lack of following codes and conduct. The facility was so overly crowded and over capacity that my baby, my first born stomach was so pressed against it to the point of not being able to breathe, and then trampled over because of false gunshot accusations, which made the people crazy (with) senseless fear. I couldn’t imagine what everyone was feeling that night. My daughter left behind her three year old son who she lived for, prayed for, and asked God for; and now he’s here without her.
I am asking for any donation towards her funeral because it so sudden and never in a million years would I have expected this. If you knew Rhondesia you know she was loving, caring, sweet, giving fun a ear to listen. She was a loving sister, a mother, a daughter, a friend and a friendly face who brightened up a lot of people world. so please help me raise money to lay my sweet child to rest, and to help her child ,my sweet sweet grandbaby through this nightmare and journey that he has to face. No Donation is to many we appreciate everyone during this trying time.".
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