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Tucson Shooting: Woman Who Brought Slain 9-Year-Old Screams in Sleep

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- The woman who brought 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green to the event where she was fatally shot has been screaming out from her hospital bed, "Christina! Christina! Let's get out of here!"

Suzie Heilman, who is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds, had been holding hands with Christina-Taylor as they waited in line to meet Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Saturday when alleged gunman Jared Loughner opened fire, husband Bill Heilman said.

"Suzie had been looking for an event they could share together.... Gabby's event made all kinds of sense...it was a magnificent chance to provide a positive female role model for little Christina."

Heilman was one of more than 20 people shot during Saturday's massacre, and Christina-Taylor is one of six who died. Giffords is believed to have been the target of the shooting.

Heilman said his wife's account of what happened during the shooting is not all coherent because she is under a "morphine-induced haze" as she heals from three gunshot wounds.

Christina-Taylor had recently been elected a member of her elementary school's student council and had an intense interest in politics. Her mother, Roxanna Green, told ABC News that her daughter was excited to go to the event because she wanted to "learn more about the political process."

Heilman, who has been friends with the Green family for more than four years and considered Christina-Taylor and her brother, Dallas, to be their unofficial grandchildren, said the first thing his wife asked when she was able to talk was, "What happened to Christina?"

Suzie Heilman is expected to make a full recovery.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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