Christa Parseghian

 

 

Age: 10

 

Summary: granddaughter of former Notre Dame University football coach Ara Parseghian whose family had established the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation in 1994 to raise millions of dollars to pay for medical research on the treatment and cure of the rare genetic disorder Niemann-Pick disease (Type C) that also claimed the life of her 9-year-old brother Michael in 1997 and whose older sister Marcia Parseghian has been diagnosed with the same disease since childhood.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia

 

Born: April 12, 1991

 

Died: October 23, 2001

 

Location: Tucson, Arizona