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Subject of ’65_RedRoses’ loses her cystic fibrosis battle

Eva Markvoort, the subject of the critically-acclaimed documentary 65_RedRoses, has passed away. Markvoort was a 25-year-old university student who blogged about her battle with cystic fibrosis under the moniker 65_RedRoses. The blog gained an international following and according to filmmakers Nimisha Mukerji and Philip Lyall, inspired many people to become organ donors.
March 29, 2010

Eva Markvoort, the subject of documentary 65_RedRoses has passed away. Markvoort was a 25-year-old university student who blogged about her battle with cystic fibrosis under the moniker 65_RedRoses. The blog gained an international following and according to filmmakers Nimisha Mukerji and Philip Lyall, inspired many people to become organ donors.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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