The wake for an awesome person, Christina Santiago was held Thursday in The Bronx. Several classmates and members of Cardinal Spellman HS in The Bronx attended. Unfortunately, I live in Florida now and was unable to attend. I did send thoughts and prayers their way. It's so sad to be going through this and it still hasn't completely settled in.
Alot of our classmates are still expressing their shock and disbelief over her death. Many of them are preparing themselves for funeral services tomorrow and wondering how they will get through it.
In a statement, her family says they are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.
Five people were killed last Saturday when a gust of wind toppled the stage before the band Sugarland was to perform.
Christina's longtime partner Alisha Brennon was injured in the collapse and remains hospitalized.
Her funeral will be held at St. Raymond's cemetery in The Bronx.
RIP Christina 4/9/1982-8/13/2011