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Memorable Manitobans: Codin Eduardo “Eddie” Badescu (c1986-2006)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg around 1986 to Eduardo and Gisele Badescu, he overcame a rare neurological disorder resembling cerebral palsy in his early life and being engaged in sports and social activities in his teen years. He was active in kayaking, wall climbing, and boccia. He was also president of Grant Park High School. He died on 30 March 2006, at the age of 20, and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery. After his death, he was awarded the “Yes I Can” award from the Council for Exceptional Children. Bank of Nova Scotia CEO Rick Waugh created the Eddie Badescu Award, awarded to a student for caring, inclusive and nurturing attitude towards others with exceptional needs.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 2006.

Disabled youths receive accolades, Deseret News, 8 April 2006.

Blast from past for Scotiabank CEO Waugh,” The Globe and Mail, 29 June 2006.

“They will not be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2007, page B1.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 4 December 2016

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