Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation

Message From The Greens

Christina-Taylor Green

Our daughter was born on September 11, 2001, one of the darkest days our generation of Americans has ever experienced. She was a shining light on that day, and we believe the experience shaped her in many ways. As she grew, she learned that something tragic happened on her birthday. She saw the images on TV of Americans helping Americans out of dire situations.

As she got older and observed the tributes to the unlikely heroes who surfaced during the 9/11 attacks on our country she realized that everyone can make a difference in this world. She also realized that when tragedy strikes in this country there are many good people ready to step up and do their part to lend a helping hand. These memories helped shape her desire to help others who are less fortunate.

Christina-Taylor knew at a young age that to do one's part, you must get involved in the community in some way. With her mother's guidance, Christina got involved in Kids Helping Kids, an organization that collects food and toys for children who need a helping hand. She was involved in student council at her elementary school. She felt she could make a difference, and give students a voice in shaping their school environment.

When Christina-Taylor decided she wanted to play baseball, she didn't concern herself that she would be the only girl on the team - she earned the respect of the other players and was an integral part of the team. In a nutshell, Christina-Taylor believed that the United States of America is a wonderful country where everyone has the opportunity to make a difference, a place where hopes and dreams can be realized. She believed everyone must pitch in to help others who are less fortunate if this country is to continue its proud tradition of being the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Losing a child is something unimaginable. We will always be grateful for the outpouring of love and support from our community and from all over the country. When people sent in donations in honor of Christina-Taylor, we felt she would want those funds to be passed on to other children in the community who are less fortunate. That's what CTG-MF is all about. We are proud of our daughter knowing she was able to inspire and help other children realize their hopes and dreams.

Thank you again for your love and support,

-The Green Family