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(KSL News) – A special memorial was held this afternoon for the Salt Lake City girl killed by a tsunami in Thailand.
Hundreds of family and friends gathered at Kingsbury Hall to remember Kali Breischand celebrate her life.
Kali Breisch's father symbolized the light of his daughter by placing a candle in the front of the hall. That light was passed on to her friends and family.
Jai Breisch then sang in honor of his sister. Kali's older sister Shonti did an interpretive dance. Then everyone watched a slideshow of Kali.
Kali and her family were vacationing in Thailand when the tsunami struck. When the wave hit, Kali and her brother Jai were swept away. Only Jai survived.
JaiRam Breisch, Caught in Tsunami: I saw this wave coming that was 2, 3 stories high... And they say it was traveling 300 miles an hour, I don't know."
Stu Breisch, Tsunami Victim's Father: I dearly miss my daughter. I would give anything to have Kali back. And yet I trust that there's some reason that this happened to us."
Though the family found a picture of Kali's body at a morgue, they haven't been able to recover her remains. A contact in Thailand is still trying to locate her.