COLUMBIA — The family of a 20-year-old Missouri swimmer who battled a personality disorder will honor her Wednesday at a memorial service on campus.
Sasha Menu Courey, of Toronto, Canada, died June 17 in a suburban Boston hospital. Her family shared her story with the Columbia Daily Tribune hoping to focus public attention on Borderline Personality Disorder. They have created a charitable foundation in her name to help raise money for greater awareness of the disorder and potential treatments.
Menu Courey was a sophomore before leaving MU in the spring semester. She earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in her first semester and hoped to attend graduate school in psychology.
Wednesday's memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Newman Center.