I didn't know Lauren, but reside in downtown Chicago and am also the daughter of Chinese parents. My surname is also Li. Her loyalty to friends is admirable. Loyalty being a Confucian virtue. I offer my sincere condolences and prayers to her loved ones.
The Irish have a beautiful blessing which says,
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
January 22, 2014 | Chicago, IL