Ana Esparza

 

 

Age: 16

 

Summary: transplant patient whose medical plight rallied Chicago's Mexican community in 2001, where community members raised more than $200,000 for her medical expense through car washes and food sales, in which Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami agreed to perform the transplant at a discount later that year when surgeons successfully implanted the liver of a 17-year-old Chicago boy killed in a shooting, but the organ began to fail in late 2005.

 

 

Cause of Death: Liver failure

 

Born: June 9, 1990

 

Died: February 19, 2006

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois