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Sabrina Kelley Story

Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of an Alabama Beta Member

Published On: 2015-04-06

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Eily Cummings
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
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Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of a University of Alabama Member  

ST. LOUIS, MO – April 6, 2015 – It is with great sadness that Pi Beta Phi share Sabrina Kelley, freshman Pi Beta Phi member at the University of Alabama, passed away on April 3 after complications from cystic fibrosis. Sabrina had been fighting for her life for the last several months in a Boston hospital close to her family after contracting a virus.

“Sabrina was truly a light to all she met,” Chapter President Sidney Stratton said. “She inspired us with her perseverance as she battled cystic fibrosis. Even as she fought for her life for months in the hospital, Sabrina always showed love for those around her and didn't waste a minute of life complaining. Although we find peace in knowing she is no longer in pain, we will miss Sabrina immensely.”

Sabrina KelleyThe women of Alabama Beta have pledged to honor the memory of their beautiful, courageous sister by striving to live life as passionately as Sabrina did each day. The chapter is in the process of planning a memorial service to remember Sabrina and celebrate her life.

“We send our most heartfelt condolences to Sabrina’s family and friends.” said Juli Willeman Pi Beta Phi Executive Director. “Though Sabrina was only a member of our organization for a short period of time, it is evident she made a lasting impact on her sisters at the University of Alabama.”

If you would like to send letters of condolences, please send them to: The Alabama Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi P.O. Box 11067 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35486–0121.

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 200 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae organizations worldwide. Pi Beta Phi promotes friendship, develops women of intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential and enriches the lives of members and their communities. The Fraternity believes in the power of reading and through its philanthropy, Read > Lead > Achieve®, promotes a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential. For more information, visit www.pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Twitter and Facebook.