The Notre Dame High School community has suffered a sudden and tragic loss of Sheetal Tandel, Class of 2010, and her sister Nisha Tandel, Class of 2006, in an automobile accident on Highway 101 last Friday, November 23.
Nisha who was to be married in India Janary was killed instantly. Her sister, Sheetal died Friday evening at 8:30pm at Stanford Hospital. Four other members of the family - Arvind Tandel, his wife, Yogita, their daughters Payal, Notre Dame Class of 2008, and Ayushi, a student at St. Dunstan School, remain hospitalized at Stanford Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Mediclal Center in San Jose. Yogita, who suffered major injuries, is in critical condition at Stanford Hospital. Arvind, Payal, and Ayushi suffered moderate to minor injuries and are hospitalized at Valley Medical Center. The family had been shopping for gifts in Gilroy to take with them to India for Nisha's wedding.
We, the NDB Class of 2010 have set up this donation page to create a memorial for both Nisha and Sheetal and provide financial support for the family. The money will be specifically used for an engraved water globe and additional financial support to the family in their times of hardships. The Notre Dame Belmont Knights Class of 2010 will forever be connected to Sheetal. She was such a brightening presence in our high school experience, always beaming with excitement and laughter. The loss of her and her sister is devastating, shocking, and saddening. We, as a class, have come together in an effort to celebrate Sheetal while offering financial support to her family. Sheetal, you will always be apart of this knighthood, and we will never forget, together we are uknighted.
Please keep Sheetal, her sister Nisha, and the Tandel family in your prayers.