Lili Smith

 

 

Age: 15

 

Summary: political activist and daughter of leading Democrat political candidate Averell "Ace" Smith whose refusal to accept the bounds of physical disability won her the admiration of some of the nation's top political leaders, who was born with Apert's syndrome, a rare congenital condition characterized by malformations of the skull, hands, and feet, and became an energetic advocate of social and political issues, working with her father in Texas on Sen. Hillary Clinton's behalf during the 2008 Presidential campaign.

 

 

Cause of Death: In her sleep

 

Born: 1994

 

Died: October 10, 2009

 

Location: West Branch, Iowa