May 27, 2018
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Boston girl gets organs from young AZ victim

BOSTON — The father of the youngest victim of the Arizona massacre said some of her organs have been donated to a young girl in the Boston area.

John Green told The Boston Globe in Sunday’s edition that he received a phone call about the transplant, but said he doesn’t know any other details about the donation.

He said the call “really lifted” his spirit, and he and his wife are proud parents once again of their daughter, “who has done another amazing thing.”

Nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green was born Sept. 11, 2001.

She had just been elected to her Tucson school’s student council, which is why she went to see U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

A spokesman for the New England Organ Bank told the Globe he couln’t comment on donations.

The Arizona Republic on Friday reported that Tucson’s Bishop Gerald Kicanas told the crowd at Christina’s funeral that her organs had been donated.

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