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Grandparents of youngest shooting victim thank Tucson community

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by Leasa Conze - email

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The grandparents of the youngest victim of the January 8 mass shooting, 9-Year-old Christina-Taylor Green are reaching out to the Tucson community, thanking them for their support in the family's time of grief.

In a letter to the editor in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star, Sylvia and Dallas Green, of Conowingo, Maryland, write:

"Thank you, Tucson

As the bereaved grandparents of dear Christina-Taylor Green, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the city, communities, churches and neighborhood that supported our son, John, Roxanna and Dallas in their time of sorrow.

It would have been easy for us to simmer in anger from our loss and hurt to our entire family, but through the unselfish acts of kindness, love and support exhibited by the community, we leave the city hopeful that she did not die in vain."

Christina-Taylor Green was laid to rest last Wednesday at South Lawn Cemetery after a funeral service at Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.

Just yesterday, Monday, her father, John, said the Arizona Donor Network informed him that Christina's corneas helped give two children vision.

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