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Gifted Art Student Dies at 27

Jessica Yeager of Queens, New York, died January 30, 2009 in Dallas, Texas, after a long battle with complications from hemophilia. She also had Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. She was 27 years old.

Yeager was in the process of completing her master’s degree in medical illustration at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She earned her bachelor of fine arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she was valedictorian of her class.

Yeager used her artwork to increase awareness of bleeding disorders, especially in children. She volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and raised funds for the National Hemophilia Foundation’s “It’s Time for a Cure” campaign.

A memorial services was held in February 2009 in Arizona. Yeager is survived by her mother, Sally Yeager, her fathers, Donald Yeager and Tom Sarosy, and her fiancé, Thomas Marose.

Click on Yeager’s medical illustrations to see some of her artwork.


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