Cheryl Pease


Age: 67

Summary: nurse who was fired in 1977 for exposing the callous treatment of a dying premature baby girl at the hospital where she worked in Baldwin Park, California and found the infant under a blanket on a counter after a doctor took it off life support as she took her story to KABC-TV, which sparked a county health department investigation (neither the hospital nor the doctor who cut off life support was charged because of testimony that the baby would have died anyway), but who was vindicated in 1985 when a jury found she had been wrongfully fired and awarded her $60,000.

Cause of Death: Pulmonary problems

Born: June 23, 1947

Died: January 29, 2015

San Dimas, California