The nine-year-old girl who died in the Arizona shooting is Christina-Taylor Green who was born on September 11, 2001.
Christina-Taylor Green was featured as a baby in Faces of Hope: Babies Born on 9/11. And now she is dead, the victim of a rampage that has left the nation reeling again.
The sad and tragic irony is that Christina-Taylor was born on a day when the nation was attacked by foreign terrorists. And she died on a day when the nation was attacked by its own.
“She was born back east. September 11 affected everyone there and Christina-Taylor was always very aware of it. She was very patriotic and wearing red, white and blue was really special to her,” Green’s mother, Roxanna, told The Arizona Star.
“She was all about helping people and being involved. It’s so tragic. She went to learn today and then someone with so much hatred in their heart took the lives of innocent people,” Roxanna said of her daughter.
Green’s father, John Green, said his daughter had just been elected to the student council at Mesa Verde Elementary School and had been interested in politics, and eager to meet her congresswoman.
Our deepest sympathies to her family.