Exactly one year after the shooting spree at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ rally, the mother of the youngest victim reveals on ‘The View’ how she’s coping with the tragic loss of her 9-year-old daughter.
Roxanna Green, the mother of the youngest of the six victims shot and killed a year ago at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ political event in Tucson, told the ladies of The View that she tries not to be angry at her daughter Christina-Taylor Green’s heartless killer, Jared Lee Loughner. “She got robbed of a beautiful life,” said a grieving Roxanna.
Rather than anger, the mother said she feels sorry for the troubled man: “I pity him and his family.”
Roxanna recounted how excited her daughter was to go to Gabrielle’s event and how unusual it was for a nine-year-old to be so politically active. “We were really proud of her,” she remembered.
Sherri Shepherd asked Roxanna how she was keeping her faith after such a tragedy. “She’s with God and maybe God needed her,” Roxanna explained. The mother said her daughter came to her in a dream and said she was in heaven with her grandmother and happy.
She’s also found strength through bonding with Gabrielle. “It’s a miracle that she’s alive,” Roxanna said. “She’s a fighter.”
Although her daughter’s death was a shocking tragedy, some good did come from the loss. The family had donated Christina-Taylor’s organs, and she’s saved three lives and three children’s eyesight!
The amazingly talented and promising little girl would have been proud of her good deed. “She always looked at everything positive,” Roxanna recalled.
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