Congressman Ron DeSantis (R) has just lost his 30-year-old sister Christina DeSantis. The popular member of Congress and 2016 U.S. Senatorial candidate from Ponte Vedra, Florida, posted the following statement on his Facebook wall:
Casey and I are deeply saddened by the death of our beloved Christina. It is hard to fathom how someone who was so happy and full of life could suddenly be taken from us.
Ecclesiastes teaches that “For everything there is a season… a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.”
Christina spent her 30 years doing a lot of planting — she was educated, driven and successful in her chosen field. She made her family and friend sproud. She found her true love, Stephan, and was set to be married soon. Casey and I were thrilled for her to begin the next chapter in her life; a vibrant and exciting future awaited the happy couple.
How unfair it is that she would leave this world before she could harvest all that she had planted.
Christina was a die-hard Florida State fan whose years in Tallahassee coincided with a number of subpar performances by the Noles. She was ecstatic that the FSU football program returned to the top of the heap, and we are glad that, after years of loyal support, she lived to see the Seminoles bring home a national championship.
We will miss Christina’s loyalty, energy, intelligence and good humor. As a daughter, sister, friend and fiancée, she played a key role in so many people’s lives. That her proverbial “time to die” came so soon and so suddenly is not something I will ever be able to fully comprehend.
What I do know is that God called back a faithful servant. I hope St. Peter will be able to rustle up a Florida State jersey for her when she reaches the pearly gates.
Rest in peace, dear sister.
In lieu of flowers, we have set up an account in Christina’s name to fund a scholarship to Florida State in her honor:
Many of you are wondering how she died. This detail is not important. Some of us who are privy to this sensitive information should respect the DeSantis family wishes and keep it under wraps.
Let’s all chip in a few bucks for this great cause.
Today I ask that all of you U of Miami and University of Florida fans to dig deep and spread some of that garnet and gold across our faces, and help raise money for Christina’s scholarship fund.
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