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About Christina

Forever in our hearts and minds
Christina loves Casper

We miss our loving daughter, best friend to everyone

She always remembered her friends’ and family members’ birthdays. Always.
Sometimes the smallest acts of generosity in life, repeated over time, take on a larger meaning. Christina, who at the age of 25 was taken from us on September 11, 2001, while working on the 104th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, made this vividly clear.

Christina is always with us

Christina was born November 15, 1975 in Seoul, Korea. She immigrated to the United States with her parents at the age of four, soon settling in Westlake. Christina had no brothers or sisters, so she treated the world like family instead. After attending Bassett Elementary School and Lee Burneson Middle School, Christina spent much of her time at Westlake High School participating in such civic-minded organizations as PRIDE, SADD, and Teen Institute.
After school, she spent innumerable hours helping people as a candy-striper at St. John Westshore Hospital. To top it all off, she was an active member of the Concert Band, Jazz Band playing the mellophone and clarinet, and maintained strong grades and membership in the National Honor Society.
After graduating high school in 1994, Christina attended University of Michigan, where she continued to find avenues through which to express her generosity and love toward others. She worked daily as an assistant teacher at a local daily care center, Jack and Jill. On campus, Christina served as President of the Asian American Association. Furthermore, as Cultural Arts Chair of the Korean Students Association, she successfully organized the annual cultural program for adopted Korean children.
Christina graduated with a degree in psychology in 1998, and then continued her education at Eastern Michigan University pursuing additional degrees in history and education.
Christina took a break from education, but not from her generosity, when she moved to New York City in the fall of 2000. In her brief time there, she made numerous friends, called her parents daily, and continued to send birthday gifts-always arriving right on time-to her friends and family in Ohio, Michigan, and elsewhere. Few have made love seem so effortless, generosity so routine.