Srinu's Family/Recovery Support

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Kavipriya Muthuramalingam
on behalf of Sunayana Dumala
 IRVINE, CA


On February 22nd 2017,  an intoxicated man hurling racial slurs opened fire inside a packed Kansas bar killing our dearest friend Srinivas Kuchibhotla.

Srini was the kindest person you would meet, full of love, care and compassion for everyone. He never uttered a word of hatred, a simple gossip, or a careless comment. He was brilliant, well mannered and simply an outstanding human being.

His wife Sunayana and his family are now faced with incredible grief and a multitude of expenses. 

We've set up this fund to help them with  the funeral expenses and other ongoing grief / recovery support costs. This includes the very expensive process of  carrying his mortal remains back to India, so his parents can say goodbye one last time to their beloved son.

Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.

News coverage of the story here - http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-shouting-racial-slurs-kills-wounds-article-1.2980033
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Update 5
Posted by Kavipriya Muthuramalingam
29 days ago
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Dear Friends! We are truly overwhelmed by your outpouring of support and kindness. The gratitude I feel cannot be explained in words. I read through your messages and will urge Sunayana and Srinu’s family to read through your messages as well. Some of you shared ideas on starting a charitable foundation to help victims, provide scholarships and celebrate Srinu’s life- I will be encouraging Sunayana to do the same as well. I plan to share the updates once we have them- until then please let us give the deceased’s family the time they need to heal and work through this tragedy. This campaign which started out as a small initiative, has catapulted into a platform of sharing our hopes, trust, love and inspiration. The true spirit of humanity always overcomes, despite the most atrocious and horrendous circumstances. This was clearly reflected in your thoughts, prayers and generous contributions shared here. Let love, peace and courage prevail- Not fear, doubt and hatred. Rest in peace Srinivas, we love you! This gofundme campaign is now closed and Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart.
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Update 4
Posted by Kavipriya Muthuramalingam
1 month ago
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Dear All- Thank you for your tremendous support. Please sign this petition- let us voices be heard . Thank you all!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/indian-engineers-target-hate-crime
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Update 3
Posted by Kavipriya Muthuramalingam
1 month ago
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Hi All- Many of you are asking how you can help our friends Alok and Ian. They both need all our support and help during this difficult time. Please find links to their gofundme pages here. Thank you.

Alok Madasani Medical releif fund
https://www.gofundme.com/alok-madasani-medical-relief-fund

Ian's road to recovery
https://www.gofundme.com/a645d-ians-road-to-recovery
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Update 2
Posted by Kavipriya Muthuramalingam
1 month ago
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Thank you everyone for your words of compassion, thoughtful prayers and generous donations. I have made Sunayana, Srinu's wife as the beneficiary for this account and she will be solely in charge of all the contributions. No amount can replace this loss, so please continue to spread the word.
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Maggie Grillot
1 month ago

My brother was the third victim. My deepest condolences to the family- I'm so very sorry for your loss. My brother wishes he could have done more for your family. Keeping everyone in my prayers.

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Silpa Pamidiparthi
1 month ago

Your brother is a Hero Maggie Grillot. You should be very proud of him. I hope he is getting better. Thoughts and Prayers to all the victims and their families,.

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Madhav Kuchimanchi
1 month ago

@Maggie Grillot I just watched your brother Ian Grillot's interview .I would like to Thank him and will pray for speedy recovery .He is really great human being !! Hats off to him !!!

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Sue Duroche
1 month ago

This just makes me sick. One goes out with friends for an enjoyable evening & gets this. I have no words -- except my heart aches. It aches really bad. A young life gone for no reason. My prayers are with his wife & family. I have lived in Olathe since 1977 and there are a lot of wonderful people here. This is one of those instances where one does not know what to say. My daughter has worked for Austins for many years and at all three locations. So many people pay the price and that being this young man and his family first and foremost plus Austins and their family of employees and customers. It will take a lot of prayers & time for healing. God Bless everyone.. Sue Duroche

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Karen Manherz Powell
1 month ago

As a former engineer myself who has worked with many very friendly and hard working Indian engineers over the years I can't help but feel so badly for this man and his family. My heart goes out to you! I'm horrified at this shooter's racism since I have never met an Indian native that I didn't like. Praying for Srini and his family.

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Husena Slatewala
1 month ago

Guys, fees for GoFundMe are quite high. GoFundMe will make $13,000 if the goal is reached for this fundraiser. GoFundMe take 7.9%+$0.30 of every donation which is quite high. Why not raise fund through a free fund raiser like Youcaring!

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Christina Reeves
1 month ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I am saddened to know that something like this has happened. People have to know that the hate that was spewed is not ok to say, think or act on. I wish this had not happened to your family.

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Husena Slatewala
1 month ago

Why do they allow guns inside bars. A highly drunk racist person with a gun is a disaster waiting to happen.

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Jessica Conifer
1 month ago

I'm so sorry. I don't even know what America is anymore. There is nothing to say. I'm just sorry/

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Chandran Palanisamy
1 month ago

Please be brave. I know it will be hard. One racist doesn't define America.

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Tiffiny Gettert Nordeen
1 month ago

Praying for you and your family. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. Srinivas was always so nice and happy. He even made sure he talked to my kids. He was such a kind man. Today has been very hard for me and many tears have been shed for his sweet soul. He is already so missed by so many people.

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Charlotte Afonso
1 month ago

Our deepest condolences. This should have never happened. Makes me sad and worried about this wonderful country that we call home now. When the mere color of our skin is a cause for violence...it's shameful. I don't know Srini or Alok or Ian, but I am saddened by how this shameful act of a racist moron has affected the lives of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and with Alok and his family and Ian and his family. May God look after you all and all of us.

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Ranga Srinivasan
1 month ago

Maggie, your brother is a real Hero and proof for humanity and bravery. You should be proud of him. Keeping everyone in our thoughts!!!

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Karen Arkin
1 month ago

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Sri, but lost my young son at the age of 20 and pray for your family❤ Obviously Sri is greatly loved

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Gary Baker
1 month ago

This is so awesome. We all wish it was unnecessary of course; but to everyone who donated, this is proof positive that love and acceptance of ALL people will always win over racism and hatred.

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Gopi Velagapudi
1 month ago

My condolences to Srini's family. It is a terrible loss of a promising life. My best wishes to Alok for a quick and full recovery. And @Maggie Grillot, your brother is a true hero to me and many others. Such courage to put oneself in grave danger to save strangers and more importantly foriegners. Of course, he just saw them as people. Great lesson to all of us. Just great

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Vikas Chowdhry
1 month ago

Maggie Grillot - I hope your brother is recovering and doing well. We need more people like him to stop this evil wind sweeping through our beloved country.

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Denise Ayers
1 month ago

I am so sorry & so, so sad for Srinivas's death. There are sick, sick, sick people in this world & you just never know where they are or what they are rationalizing in their minds. Such a senseless act of violence. Please know your family is in my thoughts & prayers.

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Alok Singh
1 month ago

It is definitely a biggest loss for Srinu's family and friends and no money can help recover this loss to them. But it is great initiative and I thank and appreciate Kavipriya from the bottom of my heart for creating this platform and connecting people who are deeply and emotionally affected from this incident. I would also request contributors if we can extend this donation to Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot to help them in their medical recovery. Ian Grillot, you are definitely a great human being otherwise you wouldn't have made such a heroic effort to save unknown faces . But now you are an inspiration for every community and human being in the country. Salute to you...

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Aishwarya Sathyanarayanan
1 month ago

Words cannot describe what I am feeling. I give my condolences to the entire family. God rest his soul

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$682,793 of $150k goal

Raised by 18,016 people in 1 month
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Created February 23, 2017
Kavipriya Muthuramalingam  
on behalf of Sunayana Dumala
SV
$10
Srinivas Nagaraj Vishnubhotla
29 days ago

Our prayers are with parents and wife of Srinivas

AH
$20
Amanda Holter
29 days ago
$25
Anonymous
29 days ago
AA
$25
Anonymous Anonymous
29 days ago
$5
Anonymous
29 days ago
VR
$5
Vikram R
29 days ago
LZ
$25
Lisa Zerkel
29 days ago
RA
$20
ROLANDO ARANGO
29 days ago

Gift

JM
$100
Joyce McHugh
29 days ago
2
2

I am so, so sorry! I am in tears for your loss. I just saw the video where you said you need answers from the government. I am ashamed that no one has reached out to you.

SY
$25
Sanjay Yadav
29 days ago
Maggie Grillot
1 month ago

My brother was the third victim. My deepest condolences to the family- I'm so very sorry for your loss. My brother wishes he could have done more for your family. Keeping everyone in my prayers.

+ Read More
Silpa Pamidiparthi
1 month ago

Your brother is a Hero Maggie Grillot. You should be very proud of him. I hope he is getting better. Thoughts and Prayers to all the victims and their families,.

+ Read More
Madhav Kuchimanchi
1 month ago

@Maggie Grillot I just watched your brother Ian Grillot's interview .I would like to Thank him and will pray for speedy recovery .He is really great human being !! Hats off to him !!!

+ Read More
Sue Duroche
1 month ago

This just makes me sick. One goes out with friends for an enjoyable evening & gets this. I have no words -- except my heart aches. It aches really bad. A young life gone for no reason. My prayers are with his wife & family. I have lived in Olathe since 1977 and there are a lot of wonderful people here. This is one of those instances where one does not know what to say. My daughter has worked for Austins for many years and at all three locations. So many people pay the price and that being this young man and his family first and foremost plus Austins and their family of employees and customers. It will take a lot of prayers & time for healing. God Bless everyone.. Sue Duroche

+ Read More
Karen Manherz Powell
1 month ago

As a former engineer myself who has worked with many very friendly and hard working Indian engineers over the years I can't help but feel so badly for this man and his family. My heart goes out to you! I'm horrified at this shooter's racism since I have never met an Indian native that I didn't like. Praying for Srini and his family.

+ Read More
Husena Slatewala
1 month ago

Guys, fees for GoFundMe are quite high. GoFundMe will make $13,000 if the goal is reached for this fundraiser. GoFundMe take 7.9%+$0.30 of every donation which is quite high. Why not raise fund through a free fund raiser like Youcaring!

+ Read More
Christina Reeves
1 month ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I am saddened to know that something like this has happened. People have to know that the hate that was spewed is not ok to say, think or act on. I wish this had not happened to your family.

+ Read More
Husena Slatewala
1 month ago

Why do they allow guns inside bars. A highly drunk racist person with a gun is a disaster waiting to happen.

+ Read More
Jessica Conifer
1 month ago

I'm so sorry. I don't even know what America is anymore. There is nothing to say. I'm just sorry/

+ Read More
Chandran Palanisamy
1 month ago

Please be brave. I know it will be hard. One racist doesn't define America.

+ Read More
Tiffiny Gettert Nordeen
1 month ago

Praying for you and your family. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. Srinivas was always so nice and happy. He even made sure he talked to my kids. He was such a kind man. Today has been very hard for me and many tears have been shed for his sweet soul. He is already so missed by so many people.

+ Read More
Charlotte Afonso
1 month ago

Our deepest condolences. This should have never happened. Makes me sad and worried about this wonderful country that we call home now. When the mere color of our skin is a cause for violence...it's shameful. I don't know Srini or Alok or Ian, but I am saddened by how this shameful act of a racist moron has affected the lives of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and with Alok and his family and Ian and his family. May God look after you all and all of us.

+ Read More
Ranga Srinivasan
1 month ago

Maggie, your brother is a real Hero and proof for humanity and bravery. You should be proud of him. Keeping everyone in our thoughts!!!

+ Read More
Karen Arkin
1 month ago

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Sri, but lost my young son at the age of 20 and pray for your family❤ Obviously Sri is greatly loved

+ Read More
Gary Baker
1 month ago

This is so awesome. We all wish it was unnecessary of course; but to everyone who donated, this is proof positive that love and acceptance of ALL people will always win over racism and hatred.

+ Read More
Gopi Velagapudi
1 month ago

My condolences to Srini's family. It is a terrible loss of a promising life. My best wishes to Alok for a quick and full recovery. And @Maggie Grillot, your brother is a true hero to me and many others. Such courage to put oneself in grave danger to save strangers and more importantly foriegners. Of course, he just saw them as people. Great lesson to all of us. Just great

+ Read More
Vikas Chowdhry
1 month ago

Maggie Grillot - I hope your brother is recovering and doing well. We need more people like him to stop this evil wind sweeping through our beloved country.

+ Read More
Denise Ayers
1 month ago

I am so sorry & so, so sad for Srinivas's death. There are sick, sick, sick people in this world & you just never know where they are or what they are rationalizing in their minds. Such a senseless act of violence. Please know your family is in my thoughts & prayers.

+ Read More
Alok Singh
1 month ago

It is definitely a biggest loss for Srinu's family and friends and no money can help recover this loss to them. But it is great initiative and I thank and appreciate Kavipriya from the bottom of my heart for creating this platform and connecting people who are deeply and emotionally affected from this incident. I would also request contributors if we can extend this donation to Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot to help them in their medical recovery. Ian Grillot, you are definitely a great human being otherwise you wouldn't have made such a heroic effort to save unknown faces . But now you are an inspiration for every community and human being in the country. Salute to you...

+ Read More
Aishwarya Sathyanarayanan
1 month ago

Words cannot describe what I am feeling. I give my condolences to the entire family. God rest his soul

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