I met Christina through BYAs performance of The Sound of Music. From the moment I met her I remember thinking what a joyful, fun loving, honest person she was. She would always greet you with a smile and she had a laugh that echoed around the theater. When we acted together, she was given the role of a sister in the Abbott and I still remember her sweet voice singing so passionately. She was passionate in everything she did. Every aspect of how she lived her life. And she was one of the few peop
Hi Diane and Steve, we just wanted to extend our condolences in the loss of precious Christina. We thought the world of her and always enjoyed talking to her. I know it's been awhile since she passed. My mom Brenda Vess passed away this past September. Don't know if you remember her, she was good friends with Diane's sweet mom. Please know we are keeping you all lifted up in prayer. In Him, Wilson and Linda Sprouse
How many times God has brought you to my mind and heart. My son in Chagrin Falls (Fellowship Bible Church) was always ready to help you if needed. I stop and pray for you knowing that you may need it when these times come… thank you for sharing.
Not only was Christina the sweetest girl, she was definitely the bravest. With all she went through on a daily basis, I never once heard her complain!!! She was an amazing girl who made a difference to so many. I will forever love her. I cherish the notes she wrote to me. Until we meet again.... God bless! Love, Mrs C
I remember Christina walking everywhere while pulling her rolling case that contained all of her medications. When she came to PE we would adapt activities to make sure she could participate. She always gave 100% until she tired out. I would joke around with Christina and loved when she would look at me and shake her head at my bad jokes while trying not to smile. I wouldn’t give up until she smiled and giggled. I loved her spirit, her faith, and her love and care for others. She tau
My dear friend, I was so blessed to have met you!
I’m devastated and still can’t believe it…. Rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to your family.
Christina, I am so blessed to have known you and by the love I have known through you and your family. What adventures our families had together traveling back and forth across the country (spearheaded by myself and Matthew and our middle school nerd obsessions...!) You were always along for the ride no matter what we came up with.
I see such strength, resilience, and grace in your spirit which is alive with us even though you are now with Jesus. I'm devastated that you don't get better organs o
Our club sent out an email asking for prayers early October. Once I went to Christina’s site, I fell in love with her immediately and started praying. I felt so moved by her family, especially Diane. How faithful her family is to God. How Blessed Christina WAS and IS. I still pray for all of you and will never forget Christina.
I love you all and loved Christina so much! I know she is in heaven with Grace and Joseph and has a new heavenly body! I can only imagine how she must be feeling in the presence of Jesus! I’m sure she is smiling and wearing a crown that sparkles with millions of jewels! She left a mark on my heart and this world! Grateful I was her favorite aunt (she told me many times 😊). Everlasting love and memories of Christina always!
I have had the privilege of knowing Christina from the time she was a little girl, while also having known her and loved her as a young woman in recent years.
I first met her through her beloved Mom, Diane, when we were in Bible Study together at First Baptist Church in Charlottesville, VA. Our family left C-ville after just a few years, but as God so often does, He continued and then re-established our relationship in a different area, when my family, and the Reynolds family, found ourselves l
Dear family, it has been a life-changing joy to walk with you in this journey. Your friendships have been a sweet gift from our Lord.
Christina was an inspiration as she chose joy every day. She saw joy in the struggle.
Diane and Stephen, thank you for being an example to us as parents. Your steadfastness is a testimony about the strength and power that comes from our Savior.
Matthew, thank you for your friendship with your sister. Not all siblings are that way. That was truly a gift.
I had the honor of hearing about Christina’s journey through her loving brother, Matthew. Her life made an impact on all of those who knew her and those who knew of her. Courage, bravery, resilience, positivity, love, kindness—there really are no words to perfectly describe the life that Christina lived.
Even in the midst of constant challenges and dark days, Christina lived her life to the fullest. I believe that is a lesson we can all learn from this dear girl. No one knows how muc
It was a blessing & an honor to know you from afar. Your brother & I talked about you constantly. A childhood picture wouldn’t pass that I wouldn’t exclaim, “I can’t handle how precious your sister is!” 💚 Watching your home movies, seeing you chase your grandmother around the yard (your grandmother, dressed as a jester!)… I couldn’t stop laughing! You bring joy in its truest form.
It meant more than I can say to be included in some of your Fa
I didn’t have the good fortune of knowing Christina personally, but I’ve heard so much about her over the years that I know the world has lost someone precious.
Her joy and presence has had, and will continue to have, a ripple effect even on the lives of those of us who never got to meet her, simply because of how deeply she impacted those who did know her. The enormity of this loss is a testament to how blessed the world was to have her in it. I am just so terribly sorry that it was
I never thought I would have to say goodbye so soon – far too soon, my beautiful, sweet, precious sister.
Words will never exist to express how deeply I miss you. I will forever cherish the sweet memories I have of growing up with you, playing together, going to the movies just the two of us… all the fun times at Disney and times playing dress-up, sledding, making home movies… I’ll always admire your endless determination and crazy knack for remembering the