The organs of 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, who was the youngest of six people killed in last week’s Tucson shooting rampage, have been donated to another young girl in Boston, according to Green’s father John.
“That really lifted our spirits,” John told the Boston Globe. “We’re proud parents once again of our daughter, who has done another amazing thing.”
John Green doesn’t personally know the little girl who has been given Christina-Taylor’s organs, but he said he’d like to meet her and her family someday.
“We would love to meet her and her family,” Green said. “I don’t know if that’s something that they wish to do, but I know I talked about it with my wife and my son, and if there’s a day that would be appropriate, we would love to meet them…We hope their little one is OK. We hope our daughter’s gift really helps them.”
Christina-Taylor Green attended last week’s “Congress on Your Corner” event because she was interested in politics and meeting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Born on September 11, 2001, Christina-Taylor was featured in a book called “Faces of Hope” that lists fifty children born on the day of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“It’s so tragic,” mother Roxanna Green told the Arizona Daily Star. “She went to learn [at ‘Congress on Your Corner’] and then someone with so much hatred in their heart took the lives of innocent people.”