Srinu's Family/Recovery Support
$682,508 of $150,000 goal
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
Alok Madasani Medical releif fund
Ian's road to recovery
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...