Michaela Odone

 

 

Age: 61

 

Summary: mother of Lorenzo Odone, a boy afflicted with a rare hereditary children's disease known as adrenoleukodystrophy that soon left him in a vegetative state, who along with her husband Augusto became famous for discovering a treatment for their son's "incurable" illness and whose attempts was to treat her fatally ill son inspired the 1992 movie Lorenzo's Oil.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

 

Born: January 10, 1939

 

Died: June 10, 2000

 

Location: Fairfax, Virginia