Milestones: Jun. 10, 1985

DIED. Margaret Casey, 29, diminutive (3 ft. 6 in., 40 lbs.) activist for the handicapped who is thought to have been the oldest survivor of Hutchinson- Gilford syndrome, a rare congenital disorder that stunts growth and causes premature aging; of acute respiratory failure; in New Haven, Conn. The only thing she regretted about her disfigurement, Casey once said, was that it interfered with romance. Said she: "It hurts not being a contender."


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