John Longiaru



Age: 23


Summary: high school honors student at Johnston Senior High School in Rhode Island who suffered from a degenerative bone disease and had used a wheelchair since seventh grade, in which more than 100 students lobbied local school officials to make the campus handicapped accessible for wheelchair-bound students, where the maintenance staff built a stage on the football field that allowed disabled students to make it across by themselves.



Cause of Death: Killed in The Station nightclub fire


Born: June 21, 1979


Died: February 20, 2003


Location: West Warwick, Rhode Island