Missouri to honor swimmer who took own life

COLUMBIA, Mo (AP) — The family of a 20-year-old University of Missouri swimmer who battled a personality disorder before taking her own life 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 Missouri 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 campus Newman Center.

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