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