When tragedy strikes, so often people reference doing what the stricken person or family would have wished.
After watching/listening to Christina's parents on CNN, it is clear their wish is that the country remember this amazing child and all that she did and represented for a better world. So often it is difficult, if not impossible, to explain to a child (as it was to help her brother understand what had just happened), and the realities of what can be so harsh a world could not be more underscored when a child comes into the world on a day when the country suffers such a far-reaching terrorist attack.
We note that "Christina was already serving and helping others. She already held elected office at age nine, serving on the student council of the Mesa Verde Elementary School. She worked for a charity that helped other children, Kids Helping Kids."
There is a Christina Taylor GreenMemorial Fund set up in her memory with contact information as follows:
Mailing Address: PO Box 65000, Tucson, AZ 85728-5000
Phone: (520) 545-0313.
There may be ways that the potential and memory of such a child can become a symbol of the fact that the world needs to become one in which Christina would be proud to be the great citizen towards which she was headed.
Thus becoming aDual Global Citizen(DGC) is just one idea but perhaps could, with her parents' consent, DGC could be changed to "Christina Green Dual Global Citizen (CGDGC)" as a way to have what we learn from knowing more about this golden child become a model for others to become aware - anywhere in the world.
Whatever the next steps may be, this family needs and deserves all the support our country and the world can muster, and this is consistent with the goal of ABC4All to MAXIMIZE support for worthwhile causes.
Too Young, Too SoonLast Updated on 2011-01-11 00:00:00
Too young, too soon. Christina Taylor Green never thought that her dreams of becoming a politician someday would be stolen away from her, for good.
The 9-year-old girl was the youngest victim among the six people who were killed in the tragic Arizona shooting incident last Saturday. Her deep desire to learn and profound interest about the government were the reasons why she attended a political meeting held at the parking lot of Safeway Supermarket in Tucson.
Hundreds of ribbons, flowers, and stuffed animals were put together by grieving classmates and students in a make-shift memorial, the chain-liked fence outside of their school in Mesa Verde Elementary School, where Christina had recently been elected to the student council body.
Her mother, Roxanna Green, was deeply heartbroken about the demise of her beloved daughter. "She was all about helping people and being involved. It's so... More »
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