Injured Leg Doesn't Stop KPer From Attending Giants Parade

The Butler family of Kings Park joins thousands of fans to honor the Super Bowl champs.

17-year-old Cristina Butler, a senior at Kings Park High School didn't let some crutches and an injured leg get in the way of cheering on her Super Bowl champs in New York City on Tuesday.

Instead, the track star hobbled onto the 6:30 a.m. train joined by her parents, Walter and Claudia. Cristina along with her best friend, Melanie Ritter, 17 and also injured, found a spot on Broadway along the parade route to take in the action, according to an online report from the New York Times.

In the article, Butler says, "It's the Giants, how could I not come?"

To read the full report and watch a video of the parade, click here.

CJ February 07, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Great article on parents supporting their kids cutting school to go enjoy a recreational activity.
John Massaro February 07, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Yeah, because God-forbid you let them have a little fun in their lives, right?
CJ February 07, 2012 at 08:43 PM
I see no problem with fun, I'm just saying - it's foolish for parents and students to advertise that they're blatantly skipping school in order to attend a parade. Am I not correct in assuming today is a normal school day, like most Tuesdays?
John Massaro February 07, 2012 at 08:59 PM
You need to lighten up a bit. I think you're looking way too far into it. I don't think skipping a day of school is going to turn anybody into heroin dealers or anything like that... Ever hear of Senior Cut day?
CJ February 07, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I suppose. My general thought is that I am sure my parents wouldn't have supported me cutting class - nor would I have it publicized that I was missing school intently when I was in High School. That, is what I think is foolish.
John Massaro February 07, 2012 at 09:47 PM
It would be different if they were blatantly cutting class on a weekly basis or if it became a habit. But one day won't make or break you....
Tom Gillen February 08, 2012 at 03:50 PM
who cares if they want to publicize what they do? it's their lives. you do what you want and they will do what they want
kingsparkbeaver February 09, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Hey CJ...based on your comments I'm sensing your not basing your opinion on first hand parenting experience...
CJ February 09, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I'm basing my comments on the fact that I feel it is foolish to advertise cutting class with your parents support in a news article. It's no different than people getting in trouble at school/work for posting something dumb/inappropriate on Facebook. If they didn't want their decisions to be commented on, then they shouldn't have shared them with a news source.


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