Brendan Blum

Brendan BlumName: Brendan Blum
Died: June 28, 2007
Age at death: 14
Cause of death: Medical neglect
Location: Draper, Utah, USA

Details:
"Brendan was a talented and spirited teen whose passions were wrestling, golf, rollerblading, science fiction, chess, the Simpsons, and Led Zeppelin. A very athletic boy, he played AYSO soccer, and Brendan was involved in karate, wrestling, and golf. He was an exceptional golfer at a very young age." Brendan had a sense of justice that led him to advocate for disability rights. He planned to start an anti-bullying campaign at his school.

Read Brendan's family's tribute to him.

Brendan was enrolled in a behavior modification program. When he presented with vomiting and diarrhea, staff simply sent him to bed instead of giving him medical attention. The next morning, he was found dead.

References:
Brendan James Blum
Brendan Blum – Death at Utah treatment center
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