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