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Lori Kipp ’94 passed away on March 26, 2011 at the age of 38. She lived her life to the fullest even though she battled stoically with the genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Lori was born and raised in Monterey, Calif., graduated from Monterey High School in 1990 and from Santa Clara University in 1994. She was a resident of Pacifica, Calif. and worked many years for the Peninsula Family YMCA in San Mateo. Lori was an avid and knowledgeable Giants baseball fan. She also loved traveling, especially to Europe and to Disney World with her family. After being diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at nearly 5 years of age, Lori and her family became very involved with CF fundraising and educational activities. Recently, she helped to establish an Adult Cystic Fibrosis Advisory Council at Stanford Medical Center, with the hope of improving the quality of care, both within the hospital and in the clinical setting. Lori always made the best of what Cystic Fibrosis dealt her, never complaining, just accepting and moving on. The many tributes on her Facebook page are wonderful testimonials to a life generously and courageously lived. Sadly too late for her, Lori was put on the fast track path to a lung transplant which she and her family hoped would give her a life free of the lung disease she had always fought so hard to overcome.