Victim deserves a citywide funeral

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This concerns the story of Christina Lynne Baxter, the 30-year-old blind deaf-mute who starved to death recently because of neglect. I believe that, because there was no one there to help her in her time of need, the city of Augusta should rally together and have a citywide funeral at which people could celebrate her life that she had prior to her mother's passing, before the neglect occurred.

Since there were more than 60 people who made a comment on the story via the Internet, it is obvious that there are even more people out there who would love to see this woman garner some dignity for the precious life that she lived. If we, as a city, cannot stand up for the people who have no voice and cannot defend themselves, then there is no help for us.

However, if as a city we come together in tragedies like these, and say that we will not have injustices such as these occur again - and we as a community want to take a stand to be more watchful neighbors and citizens - then we can spare another death such as Christina's in the future.

May God bless Christina, and may God bless Augusta.

Melissa Aitken, Augusta


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