BOSTON (AP/The Blaze) — The father of the youngest victim of the Arizona massacre says some of her organs have been donated to a young girl in the Boston area.
John Green tells The Boston Globe in Sunday's edition that he received a phone call about the transplant, but says he doesn't know any other details about the donation.
He says the call "really lifted" his spirit and says 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 Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
"Some of Christina's organs went to a little girl in Boston," her father, John, said Friday. "It was very poignant to find out. That's what Christina was all about." There have been no details on the identity of the child saved or the nature of her illness, but John Green said he looked forward to meeting the recipient one day.
"I'd give her a big hug," he said. "It's a blessing."