Chalene and Dave Braun, parents of Kassandra (Kassie) Braun, issued the following statement following Kassie’s death today, November 7, 2017:
The family is absolutely devastated by the tragic death of their daughter and sister, Kassandra ‚ÄúKassie‚Äù Braun. They are still waiting for further details about what happened but would like everyone to know that Kassie was having the time of her life on Semester at Sea and was living her dream. ¬†She was so full of life and love, gave so much to so many. She had a tremendous love for her friends and teachers at Cathedral High School and St. Edward’s University. ¬†She lived life the Holy Cross way hoping to someday give back as was given to her. Kassie‚Äôs family greatly appreciates the outpouring of love and support they have received and requests privacy as they mourn their loss and make arrangements for Kassie‚Äôs repatriation.