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R.I.P. Christina-Taylor Green, Age 9

Via Arizona Daily Star:
Aspiring politician Christina-Taylor Green was born in the midst of tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, and died Saturday morning while trying to meet Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The strong-willed 9-year-old third-grader had gone to meet Giffords with a neighbor when she was shot. She died later at University Medical Center. Her neighbor was shot four times and was recovering from surgery Saturday evening. Christina-Taylor had just been elected to the student council at Mesa Verde Elementary School and had been interested in politics from a young age, her father, John Green, said Saturday night. “She was a good speaker. I could have easily seen her as a politician,” her father said.

Tragedy defined. - Greg Pollowitz


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