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Marfan activist dies suddenly Wednesday
Samantha DeLong, who survived a medically induced coma and surgery when her aorta dissected in June 2012, died suddenly Wednesday.
Samantha DeLong, a Gainesville advocate for Marfan Syndrome awareness, died suddenly Wednesday. Delong, 24, began her mission of increasing awareness of the connective tissue disorder after the condition caused her aorta to dissect in June 2012. After waking from a life-saving surgery and a medical-induced coma, DeLong began learning and sharing all she could about the condition.