Natalie Altieri, a fashion design student and Kappa Kappa Gamma sister at the University of Cincinnati, died this weekend while skiing at Bear Mountain. She was interning at BCBGMAXAZRIA this fall semester and was actually the first UC student to ever have an internship in Singapore.
Here’s the heartfelt obituary that Natalie’s sister, Audrey, wrote on her Facebook page.
My sister, Natalie Altieri, died today in a skiing accident in California. Natalie was such an amazing person and sister. Today I lost my best friend, and I cannot imagine my life without her. My family and I are heartbroken. We truly appreciate your prayers and positive thoughts. Natalie graduated from Jackson High School in 2013, was a student at the University of Cincinnati in the DAAP program (fashion design), and was co-oping with BCBGMAXAZRIA in LA. As we make arrangements, we will communicate them to her friends and family by posting them on Facebook and publishing in the Canton Repository. Feel free to reach out to me or my family if you have any questions. Thank you all for being such a special part of her life.
Natalie skied into a metal stairway around 10:30 AM, and was rushed to the hospital. She died an hour later. While we have no idea what kind of gear Natalie was wearing at the time of the accident, I’d like to take this second to remind everyone to be safe and wear a helmet. Far too many things can wrong on the slopes to risk your life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Natalie’s friends and family.