January 9, 2011

Roxanna Green said Christina was patriotic and proud to have a September 11, 2001 birthday.

"It was very special to her. She would tell people she was born on a holiday. She would always try to the see the positive in it. She said it was a holiday because it gave hope and everyone came together."

Christina Green died in the Tuscon shootings yesterday.

AND:
Christina was an A student and was interested in politics, so her mother accepted the offer by her friend Susan Hileman to take Christina to the congresswoman’s town hall meeting. John Green told the Arizona Star-News that Christina was such a good speaker, “I could have easily seen her as a politician.”

But Christina also seems to have inherited her family’s baseball genes. She was on the Little League baseball team, its only girl, her mother said.

“She was an athlete, a good dancer, a good gymnast, a good swimmer,” her mother said. “She belonged to Kids Helping Kids charity and tried to help children less fortunate.”

Christina, a slender girl with brownish blonde hair, brown eyes and a gentle smile, also sang in the choir at St. Odilia Roman Catholic Church. At home she took care of pet geckos, but loved frolicking with the dogs and cats of neighbors and friends. In the big-dreams way of children, she told her mother she wanted to be a veterinarian and study at an eastern school like New York University.

24 comments:

edutcher said...

She sounds like a fine little girl. A shame she's gone and the shooter isn't.

One would hope some of the people trying to score points on this would read about her and be at least a little bit ashamed.

HKatz said...

Lovely, smart, vibrant girl. She loved life, school, sports, ballet, the outdoors. It should have been a nice morning for her, a young student council member getting to meet a member of Congress.

MrBuddwing said...

If I'd been that friendly neighbor, I don't know how I'd overcome the guilt of taking Christina to that event. Of course there's no blame there, and no rational cause for guilt, but I'd feel guilty all the same.

Michael said...

She recently had her First Communion.

AJ Lynch said...

Althouse - the little girl has a Delware connection. Her grandfather is Dallas Green and he wass GM of the Phillies in 1980 when they won their 1st World series. He was born in Delware I believe, played for the Phils in te 60's and went on to be part of the Carpenter organization which owned the Phils for 30 years or so. The Carpenters were a wealthy family from Delware {Bob and his son, Ruly]. Ruly is about your age I bet.

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Paddy O said...

Wholly and entirely sad. Evil tears at the innocent and good.

Thankfully there are men and women willing to run at it in order to stop it from doing more harm.

I pray her family is able to find some peace in their time of grief.

TWM said...

God Bless her and her family.

Pogo said...

Poor kid. There are simply no words for this.

EDH said...

MrBuddwing said...
...I don't know how I'd overcome the guilt of taking Christina to that event. Of course there's no blame there, and no rational cause for guilt, but I'd feel guilty all the same.

To put things in perspective, just a few days ago we were saying the same thing about bringing a little girl to an event where she had to meet Joe Biden.

Trooper York said...

edutcher said
One would hope some of the people trying to score points on this would read about her and be at least a little bit ashamed.

That is exactly 100% right.

But those people will never feel any shame. They are iredeemable douchebags and not worth our notice ever again.

Trooper York said...

I will remember her and the others who died in my prayers. That is what we all should do.

Clyde said...

I cannot comprehend the level of evil that would point a gun at an innocent child.

That said, I would have to disagree with September 11 being a holiday "because it gave hope and everyone came together." This would be like saying that December 7, 1941 "gave hope and everyone came together." Both days were days of infamy. While everyone did come together in the aftermath, the dominant emotions were sorrow for the fallen and righteous anger at the evil perpetrators, not hope. One would not expect a nine-year-old who was born on that terrible day to know that. Those of us who were adults at the time, however, cannot forget.

CraftD said...

Trooper-
I will pray for her family, but most of my prayers are for the people trying to score points from this and for the country they're destroying with their idiocy. They need our prayers much more than this little girl who is now in heaven.

Do the people trying to pin this horrible act by a crazed loon on the "other side" not see how it all ends? I joked to my wife during 2008 that it might be the last presidential campaign we ever witness (no matter the winner). I can't really laugh when I say that anymore.

JAL said...

Heartbreaking.

write_effort said...

I've read that Phelps plans to protest at the funeral. Surely Tucson's citizens will organize to -- lawfully -- keep them as far away from the family's sight as possible. And, keep them off camera, too.

Trooper York said...

I just can't imagine how Dallas Green feels.

I have a granddaughter.

I just can't imagine how Dallas Green feels.

PaulV said...

best to have no media coverage of that family. Do not feed the trolls

Moose said...

Sad. Really, frickin' tragically sad.

Poor kid.

Jimmy said...

Prayers to her and her family.

Revenant said...

She will be missed.

somefeller said...

Monstrous. As a parent, I can't even imagine what her family must be feeling right now.

v_mcdermott_v said...

R.I.P. Christina Green

I Wish I Could Give Rosanna A Big Hug..I Don't Think That Would Help. But It Would Show There Are People In This World That Care.

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/christina-e1294550330704.jpg

v_mcdermott_v said...

write_effort said...
I've read that Phelps plans to protest at the funeral. Surely Tucson's citizens will organize to -- lawfully -- keep them as far away from the family's sight as possible. And, keep them off camera, too.


WHY!! WHAT A BUNCH OF TYRANTS..THEY BETTER NOT..SHE WAS AN INNOCENT CHILD.