6-year-old who saw her mother brutally gunned down on the streets of Brooklyn two years ago is asking the First Daughters for help.
"Hi Malia and Sasha," Bianca Perez wrote in her letter to President Obama's 11- and 8-year-old girls. "Two years ago, I lost my mommy. She was killed by a bad man in front of me. ...
"I'm writing this letter to see if you can ask your daddy to help me and my daddy," Bianca wrote in pencil above a drawing of Obama and his girls.
Bianca wrote the letter with the help of her father, Joseph Perez, 31, last week. They sent the letter over the weekend.
Her mother, Christina Scarabaggio, 27, was shot to death by an abusive boyfriend in September 2007 as she tried to shield Bianca, then 4, in front of their Bay Ridge home.
Christopher Flynn, 27, shot Scarabaggio twice in the back and once in the face before turning his .380-caliber handgun onhimself.
Bianca has been living with her father on Staten Island ever since. Like many New Yorkers, he has fallen on hard times.
He's a mover and a union member, but work has slowed to a trickle in the past few months. He owes his landlord $3,800.
"I got an eviction notice," he said.
His hours at work have been dwindling, and he hasn't been working enough to qualify for health care, he said, so Bianca hasn't been able to go to her therapist or dentist.
Oct 26, 2009
Posted By:Savvy Sista | At:7:36 AM
Via NY Daily News:
(l)Picture of Bianca's letter (r) undated photo of Bianca and her mother, Christina