Christina Green, the 9-year-old girl who was the youngest victim of the January 8 mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., continues to amaze America.
Her legacy lives on as her organs have been donated, and at least a part of her has already made itself to Boston where her family says it saved the life of another young girl.
Christina was one of six people killed during the shooting outside a supermarket during an event held by Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords, who was shot in the head, was among 13 people injured.
Her father, John Dallas Green, 47, said he did not know any other details about the donation, but said he was “proud” of his little girl.
The Arizona Republic reported Friday that Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, who gave the homily at Christina’s funeral Thursday, told the congregation that her organs had been donated. The paper also reported that a family friend said the organ donation had saved the life of a child on the East Coast. CNN reported Green’s remarks about the donation Friday.
Christina was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and was featured in a book about babies born on 9/11. The third-grader had just been elected to the student council and had been interested in politics from a young age, which is why she went to see Giffords speak to constituents.