Even during a time of darkness and pain, something good can come out of it. It was reported today that Christina-Taylor Green, the little 9-year-old girl who was senselessly killed in last Saturday’s shootings in Tucson, has donated her organs to help another child live.
Sadly, she was one of six people murdered when Jared Lee Loughner went on a shooting spree that targeted U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. She remains in critical condition.
According The Huffington Post:
More than 1,700 people packed St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, tucked into the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, for Christina-Taylor’s funeral Thursday afternoon. The congregation included Mark Kelly, the husband of Giffords; senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, and baseball greats like Ryne Sandberg and Pat Gillick. Her father, John, is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It was during this time that mourners were told that Christina-Taylor’s organs were donated. A friend helping the Green family said they received a call yesterday from an organ donation network, telling them that Christina-Taylor’s donation had already saved the life of a child on the East Coast.
Interestingly, Christina-Taylor was born on Sept. 11, 2001, one of the darkest days in our nations history. She liked to think of herself as something good that came into the world that horrible day.
Mourners entered her funeral beneath a billowing tribute: the National 9/11 flag, a 45-pound patchwork of tattered fabric rescued from the collapse of the Twin Towers. The 20-by-30-foot banner soared over the sidewalk between the outstretched ladders of two fire engines, and was hand-carried by a New York firefighter to Tucson to honor Christina-Taylor and her ideals.
recommended for you
- Tweets that mention Christina Taylor Green's Organs Go To Help Save Child | The Wire | SheKnows.com Blog -- Topsy.com