Abigail Taylor

 

Age: 6

 

Summary: Minnesota girl whose injury in a swimming pool freak accident led to federal legislation to make pools safer who underwent transplant surgery to receive a new small bowel, liver, and pancreas after being injured in the accident when she sat on a wading pool drain at the Minneapolis Golf Club in St. Louis Park, Minnesota and its powerful suction ripped out part of her intestinal tract on June 29, 2007, in which the Minnesota legislation in December approved a ban on the manufacture and sale of drain covers that don't meet antientrapment safety standards, and who had been suffering from setbacks including a cancerous condition sometimes triggered by organ transplants.

 

 

Cause of Death: Transplant-related cancer

 

Born: May 24, 2001

 

Died: March 20, 2008

 

Location: Omaha, Nebraska