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Remembering Lu Lingzi (吕令子)

Lu Lingzi (吕令子) was among those killed at the Boston Marathon bombing.

Lu Lingzi (吕令子) was among those killed at the Boston Marathon bombing.

Our condolences to the victims and families of the Boston Marathon bombing. Among the three deaths is Lu Lingzi (吕令子), a Chinese national, who is studying at the Boston University in applied mathematics. Following is a translated letter from her parents (source: BU) to Bostonian’s, encouraging them to move forward as a way to remember Lu.

We are grieving and at a loss for words to describe the pain and sadness we are experiencing following the sudden passing of our dear daughter, Lingzi. She was the joy of our lives. She was a bright and wonderful child. We were thrilled to watch her grow into an intelligent and beautiful young woman. She was a positive role model for many others.

It has always been her dream to come to America to study. While she was here, she fell in love with Boston and its people. She loved her new friends and her professors at Boston University. She wanted to play a role in international business, specializing in applied mathematics. She has been studying very hard toward her goal. Sadly, it was not to be.

While her dream has not been realized, we want to encourage others who have Lingzi’s ambition and dreams, and want to make the world a better place, to continue moving forward.

We are grateful and thankful for the assistance we have received from the Chinese government, the U.S. State Department, Boston Police Department, Boston University, and so many others. Your kindness will always be in our thoughts and memories of how you reached out selflessly to us during the darkest hour of our lives. We understand the work of the media, too, and ask them to please respect our wish for privacy at this difficult time.

We are also humbled by the compassion, caring and love we have received from people all over the world. We wish to thank each of you for your prayers and for thinking of our daughter. Thank you for sharing your memories of her, your love for her, and your good wishes to our family.

Also, we wish to extend our thoughts, prayers and sympathy to the other victims of this tragedy and to their families.

We hope that everyone who knew Lingzi, and experienced the positive spirit and joy she had, will help carry on her spirit. We hope that everyone who has now heard about Lingzi will keep a memory of her in their hearts.

This statement was issued by the family of LU Lingzi, who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15.

  1. Charles Liu
    April 26th, 2013 at 10:03 | #1

    Nothing to say really, so sad for all the lives lost. It’s always tragic to lose a child, no matter who or where. Honestly can’t say which is more tragic, an 8 year old that has far to go, or 22 year old that has gone so far.

  2. teaz
    May 2nd, 2013 at 05:34 | #2

    Charles Liu :
    Nothing to say really, so sad for all the lives lost. It’s always tragic to lose a child, no matter who or where. Honestly can’t say which is more tragic, an 8 year old that has far to go, or 22 year old that has gone so far.

    i would say that if this is a false flag attack done by the u.s regime, which it probably is, then the u.s regime is responsible for killing a Chinese citizen.

  3. Black Pheonix
    August 5th, 2013 at 06:24 | #3

    As it turns out, the Boston Bombers were motivated by Right-Wing American fanaticism:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23541341

    …including White Supremism! (At least in the beginning).

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