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|Jeremie Parker, the uncle of Newtown victim Emilie Parker, calls in to the Ben & Skin Show to thank Rangers nation for its support and reads an emotional text from Emilie's father.
We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for all of the support, love and prayers offered for the families of every victim in this horrible tragedy. Your support has been felt and has touched all our lives in a very personal way. Thank you is not enough and feels inadequate to express our gratitude.
Feeling that support from the Rangers organization and their fans is something that is very dear to me. I took Emilie to her first Rangers game when she was 3 months old. As I traveled around the country for my schooling and clinical rotations she also watched Rangers games with me in Seattle and Boston. She stayed up with me to watch World Series games and shared my disappointment with me afterwards. On December 13th, the day before the shooting, Emilie and I received news that Josh Hamilton had decided to sign with the Angels. I was a little discouraged. Emilie, in her way decided that she wanted to help. She suggested that we all go out to dinner to cheer daddy up! It worked and we had a very memorable dinner together, the last dinner we would have together as a whole family talking about how great the Rangers would do this year anyway!!
I am so proud to be a Ranger fan, because I know that as a fan I actually belong to a community. I am glad that I was able to share that community with my precious daughter and that the same community has reached out to her and let our family know that she is remembered and loved. Thank you for all you have done to support our family through this time. GO RANGERS!!
Robbie Parker and family