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Memory of Lisa lives on

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Memory of Lisa lives on thumbnailLisa Orsi was aged just 22 when she lost her life. The Lisa Orsi Foundation was set up in memory of the young physiotherapist who died last March as a result of severe altitude sickness following a trek up a volcano in Indonesia.

YOUNG people from across the north west are helping to keep alive the memory of a former Slaughtmanus ladies gaelic footballer by competing in this week's Asian Gaelic Games in China. A group of 50 footballers, hurlers and camogs are currently in Shanghai thanks to the support of the Lisa Orsi Foundation, set up in memory of the young physiotherapist who died last March as a result of severe altitude sickness following a trek up a volcano in Indonesia.
Aged just 22 at the time of her death, Lisa was a member of the Singapore Lions team that won the senior ladies cup at the 2014 Asian Gaelic Games in Kuala Lumpur. The cup has since been renamed the Lisa Orsi Cup.
The Lisa Orsi Foundation was established in June this year and has helped - along with members of Lisa's family and members of the local community - to raise an incredible 75,000.
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and supporters of GAA clubs throughout the north west, young people from Steelstown Brian Ogs, Na Magha, Sean Dolan's, Doire Colmcille, Doire Trasna, Ardmore, Craigbane, Claudy, Banagher, Slaughtmanus, Gaeil Fhanada and Rutledge Youth Training have travelled halfway round the world in memory of Lisa.
“Lisa lived life to the full and she always enjoyed travelling and learning about other cultures," said Lisa's dad Dennis.

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