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News - October 30, 2013

Remembering Cate Fisher

Sunshine and memories warmed the air on Saturday, Oct. 26, as about 40 family, friends and students attended the dedication of a memorial for Cate Fisher, a 19-year-old Menlo Park gymnastics instructor shot and killed two years ago. Oct. 26 would have been her birthday.

A plaque installed underneath a tree planted at the Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center features a haiku she wrote in the sixth grade.

Inside the facility, a play area for children now bears a sign with "Cate's Corner" written in pink, along with donated books in honor of the young teacher's reading habit.

Her mother, Michelle Sutton, thanked everyone for attending, and asked that they consider organ donation.

Although she was unaware that Cate had done so, Ms. Sutton said, her daughter had agreed to be a donor in the event of death and had provided organs to six people.

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