Help Ram Prasad/Robert & Jaden Woodfield

UPDATE!!!! 2.20.2014

As many of you may know,
Ram Prasad Dasa left his body on Sunday 2.16.2014 at 9:51 PM pacific standard time.
From that time forward all funds in this account are being used to pay outstanding bills and the balance will be put in a trust for his son Jaden Jagannath.

Ram was very concerned about his son's welfare and wanted to leave him some kind of legacy. He had many creative projects that had not come to fruition and he hoped that at some point those projects would become successful and provide his son with a legacy he would be proud of.

So if you are still inclined to help, please consider that all funds donated from here forward will be used to pay outstanding bills and the balance put in a trust for Jaden to be used for his needs as he grows into the man his father raised him to be.


WE DID IT! We met our funding goal within a short twenty-four hour period. Thanks to each and every one of you for chipping in and getting the word out. For those of you visiting the site for the first time, Ram still needs your help. The below budget was based on his monthly expenses and we are hopeful that our friend will be around for a long while! Ram has also expressed desires to put something in place for his son Jaden's longterm security, care and education. Your outpouring of support has been nothing short of miraculous and for this we continue to be appreciative and humbled.


Our dear friend Ram Prasad / Robert Woodfield was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer with metastasis to his liver and lungs. Now, as he rises to this daunting challenge, we have a wonderful opportunity to throw our support behind this loving father, loyal friend, and life-affirming spiritualist.

A cherished member of the Hare Krishna community, Ram came to New Dwaraka in 1990-1991. Growing up in nearby Pacific Palisades, the son of a successful photographer and screenwriter, Ram became disillusioned with the glitz and glam of Hollywood at a young age. Instead, he was intrigued by the spiritual side of art, the soulful side of music, the practical side of literature and the power these sacred mediums have to transform human consciousness. After traveling the country, making friends and rocking out at Grateful Dead concerts, Ram soon found the Krishnas in Los Angeles and discovered a lasting high. Their lifestyle blended food, practice, music and art in a unique way that resonated deeply with Ram. He was hooked.

Over the years, Ram has shared his infectious passion for life with everyone he encounters. Whether cooking for friends or preparing feasts for temple guests, uniting the international community by pioneering World Holy Name Week, or writing uplifting screenplays for the silver screen, Ram has continuously found ways to serve others. And when Ram Prasad became a father, with the birth of his son Jaden, his path of devotional service bloomed with a renewed sense of enthusiasm, inspiration and responsibility.

Though Ram's diagnosis came as an unexpected shock, his friends and well-wishers have rushed forward to help him battle his illness. And while this outpouring of affection and solidarity has been extremely encouraging for our friend's moral, with his mounting medical expenses, a continuing need to manage his current responsibilities, and a growing concern for his son's welfare, we are reaching out to friends, neighbors, devotees and well-wishers to please pitch in, spread the word, share what you can, and support our dearly beloved Ram Prasad.

We will keep you posted as the coming months unfold. In the meantime: victory to Ram!

1. Medical Aid - Medicine, pain management, doctor and hospital expenses $1,000/month

2. Nutrition - Healthy food, juicing, supplements, alkalizing $1,300/month

3. Treatment - Detox, blood work, physical therapy $1,600/month

4. Living expenses - Rent, communications, transportation, utilities $2,000/month

5. Support crew - Caregiver expenses, lost-work time $2,500/month

6. Family support - Help for Jaden as well as family who have been helping $500/month

7. Future planning - Legal fees while Ram puts his financial and personal affairs in order, longterm childcare and education fund for Jaden.

1) Goal amounts are approximates.
2) All previous and current donations that are not used for current and outstanding bills will be put in a trust for his son Jaden Jagannath.

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