Jeannie VanVelkinburgh


Age: 41


Summary: good Samaritan who was shot in the spine and paralyzed in 1997 while trying to intervene in the racially-motivated attack and murder of African immigrant Oumar Dia by two skinheads, received numerous awards for her actions, but lived in constant pain and depression.



Cause of Death: Suicide by drug overdose


Born: April 22, 1961


Died: July 22, 2002


Location: Denver, Colorado