Lia Lee



Age: 30


Summary: Hmong medical predicament who was born with epilepsy in 1982 in Merced, California and whose doctors could not convince her refugee parents from Laos to medicate her regularly because of language difficulties and cultural differences, but who had suffered from a grand mal seizures at age 4 that ultimately left her in a persistent vegetative state.



Cause of Death: Pneumonia


Born: July 19, 1982


Died: August 31, 2012


Location: Sacramento, California