Brooke Baum was daring, smart and very much unafraid of life.
A boyfriend took her skydiving on her 30th birthday, and she liked it so much she kept jumping out of planes. She made many friends doing it and it became the latest in a long string of daring hobbies.
Sadly, a day after Christmas, as the Newport Beach woman celebrated the holidays with her skydiving friends, her parachute failed and she died. She was just 33.