Spunky girl adopted while fighting ca...

Spunky girl adopted while fighting cancer dies -- Clubs and Ass...

There are 56 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 4, 2008, titled Spunky girl adopted while fighting cancer dies -- Clubs and Ass.... In it, Newsday reports that:

When the cancer fought, Krista Ruthanne fought back. But last week, the 8-year-old girl - who was adopted last year in a bedside ceremony after her birth parents neglected to treat her advancing disease - lost ...

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Ballerina

AOL

#1 Apr 4, 2008
Very moving story. Thank you for sharing.
MrX

New York, NY

#2 Apr 4, 2008
"Tarrytown Elementary School in Port Jefferson Station"
Terryville. It amazes me that any write in Newsday has a degree.
LIREDNECK

Bronx, NY

#3 Apr 4, 2008
FLY LITTLE ANGEL...GOD IS WAITING
WITH OPEN ARMS.....GOD BLESS.
Hero

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Apr 4, 2008
....and we all worry about the small stuff. That little girl has more courage than 99.99999% of the people I know.
God Bless.
Steve From Glen Cove

Ridgewood, NY

#5 Apr 4, 2008
GOD BLESS YOU LITTLE ANGEL. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE PAIN. GOD PLEASE LOOK OVER THE ADOPTED PARENTS. THEY WILL HAVE A ANGEL FOR LIFE.
EX-LI

Montgomeryville, PA

#6 Apr 4, 2008
Steve From Glen Cove wrote:
GOD BLESS YOU LITTLE ANGEL. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE PAIN. GOD PLEASE LOOK OVER THE ADOPTED PARENTS. THEY WILL HAVE A ANGEL FOR LIFE.
Well said, these adoptive parents are beautiful people and this little girl had more strength then I ever will. RIP Sweet Baby.
unknown

Bronx, NY

#7 Apr 4, 2008
what a sad story may that little girl R.I.P. and will be remember as the little gurl she was God bless her soul
Prayer

United States

#8 Apr 4, 2008
She was an inspiration to all who knew her. Others centered!

We can continue to pray for many other adults and children stricken with this disease.
Islander

Stony Brook, NY

#9 Apr 4, 2008
I met Krista and her mom and her little friend one day less than a year ago. They were collecting money to help children with cancer. I couldn't say no to her (who could?) and I quickly contributed to Krista's cause.

She was a beautiful little girl and I told her so. She smiled at me. Mind you, she had no hair, but to me she was a beautiful little girl. She was wearing a pink dress and I told her how pretty she looked in pink, she liked that.

The last time I saw her I had to turn away so she wouldn't see my tears. What I would have given to make Krista and all the children who have been stricken well again.

She was a dynamic little girl, full of life and such a sweet young lady with a sweet smile.

She was loved by all who met her.

May G-d Bless Krista and her wonderful adoptive family.
always thinking

San Francisco, CA

#10 Apr 4, 2008
God bless the wonderful family who made this lovely young girl their own.

She apparently taught life lessons to all she touched.

Rest in peace.
diamond

Farmingdale, NY

#11 Apr 4, 2008
This is to you (parents) There are no words that can describe you, but amazing. You made that little girl worth living even though it was a very short life. You can live a lifetime and not have that kind of love that you gave her. Until you meet again with your little girl continue being who you are because we really need people like you on this earth. I believe your called angels.
Susanne

Central Islip, NY

#12 Apr 4, 2008
I believe, not only is Krista an angel but so are her adoptive parents.God bless everyone in this sad sad time.
Sad

Stamford, CT

#13 Apr 4, 2008
This is truly a touching story...God bless her and her family. There are still good, loving people out there...Rest in peace little one. =(
Hero

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Apr 4, 2008
And today Newsday says Jerry Seinfeld is a hero....
They have to be kidding.
Dee

Englishtown, NJ

#15 Apr 4, 2008
I am as a little teary at my desk after reading this story. She seemed like a very special and brave little girl and her adoptive parents are truly special people. My heart goes out to them in this time of sadness.
liner

Hicksville, NY

#16 Apr 4, 2008
What a moving story. RIP, little Krista.
Homer J Simpson

Mineola, NY

#17 Apr 4, 2008
Very sad, what a brave girl and amazing adoptive parents. her birth parents should be ashamed of themselves
ricky

United States

#18 Apr 4, 2008
I agree - that word is thrown around way too much. If this kid was allowed to live (by the guy upstairs) I can't imagine the good she would have done. I'd like to have a few words with that guy.
Hero wrote:
And today Newsday says Jerry Seinfeld is a hero....
They have to be kidding.
Lindymon

New York, NY

#19 Apr 4, 2008
What a wonderful story. Krista was an angel.
Iceman

Merrick, NY

#20 Apr 4, 2008
I can truly say I never met a more selfless and caring person than Krista - with the noted exception of her parents, Cheryl and Dave. I only met her briefly as a member of the PGR, but she has touched my life in a way no one else has.

If I can give of myself only a fraction of what Krista gave of herself to others, I will feel like I may have made an impact on this world for the better. She was truly a living angel that God gave us for too brief a time. May we all live through her example.

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