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Green family recognized for Christina's gift

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Christina Taylor Green's family will receive a special award on Tuesday for their selfless contribution to restoring sight through the donation of Christina Taylor's corneas.

The green family will receive the Eye Bank Association of America Crystal Cornea Award in recognition of Christina's cornea donation.

The organ donation from 9-year-old Tucson shooting victim Christina Taylor Green also saved a child's life on the East Coast.

Roxanna Green, mother of Christina-Taylor Green, will receive the Crystal Cornea award from the Eye Bank Association of America. 

The EBAA Crystal Cornea award is given to individuals who champion and model the generous donation of sight. This award has been handed out eight times, including the award to the Green family, in 20 years.  

The  award ceremony will take place Navajo Salon at the   Omni Tucson National Resort at 2727 W. Club Dr. at 1 p.m. on Tuesday
 
 
People in Arizona can become a donor by signing up online at www.DonateLifeAZ.org or calling 1-800-94-DONOR.

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