Tuscon Shooting Victim Christina Green's Parents Make The Ultimate Gift — Donating Her Corneas

Tue, January 18, 2011 3:42pm EST by 1 Comment

Christina’s family wants to make sure that ‘her time here in the world was well spent.’

Out of tragedy comes an amazing story: After Christina Taylor Green passed away during the tragic shooting in Tuscon, Ariz. on Jan. 8, the 3-year-old girl’s corneas were donated and given to two children, saving their eyesight!

“The fact that her organs were able to help people, that was an amazing thing to me,” Christina’s father, John Green, tells the New York Post. “It’s just another thing that this little girl has given the world.”

Even though losing Christina was incredibly tragic, it comforts the family to know that her death has helped other children. “We really felt a lot of emotion about that,” John says. “That was something that really made us feel gifted, still. We just want to make sure that her little time here in the world was well spent.

“This is exactly what Christina would’ve wanted, to be able to help someone else,” adds Christina’s aunt, Kim Green. “[She’ll] be an angel in heaven watching over [those children].”

- Lindsey DiMattina

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Posted at 4:38 PM on January 18, 2011  

Um, it’s spelled Tucson, not Tuscon, and Christina was 9, not 3. Check your facts much? However – what a loving and courageous thing her parents did by donating her corneas. Not only does that give another child the gift of sight, it helps keep Christina’s legacy alive.

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