Marin Morrison

 

Age: 18

 

Summary: competitive swimmer who struggled to compete in three U.S. Paralympic team events as a disabled athlete in Beijing, China despite a near fatal stroke after undergoing her fourth brain surgery last spring, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 14 but kept swimming competitively through her battle with cancer, even after the surgery left her with partial paralysis on her right side.

 

 

Cause of Death: In her sleep

 

Born: June 19, 1990

 

Died: January 2, 2009

 

Location: Sammamish, Washington