I was able to view the slideshow and that was moving, thank you for posting for those of us who could not make the trip home. Unfortunately I was not able to see the video. I have tried on 4 different computers and it is not showing.
I did do the quicktime download and still not working. help?
Sameer, you will always be remembered with joy, you have not only impacted our lives with your determination to achieve and your will to survive , you have also left your mark on all of our hearts…you will be missed to say the least…Lots of Love to Kumar uncle, Sunita aunty, Prashant and Reena.
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I came across your website while doing an internet search on AML and Donor Drives - my mother has AML. I started reading the blogs and following Sameer’s battle. Although I am a stranger, living through the same heartaches by seeing my mother battle this disease my heart aches for your family. Sameer seemed like a truly remarkable man. May God help you through this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I came across your site after doing an internet search on AML and donor drives - my mother has been diagnosed with AML. I started following the blogs and reading about Sameer’s courageous battle against this disease. Although I am a stranger, I feel your pain. Sameer seemed like a truly remarkable person. May God help you during this difficult time.
Even though you are not physically with us, you continue to give to others more than you received. I’ve never been so emotionally moved by someone I never met. Thank you for making a positive impact on this world, and inspiring others, including myself, to do the same.
Dear Reena, I will take your words to heart. For Sameer’s family and friends, I do not know any of you nor did I have the good fortune of ever knowing Sameer. However, after following Sameer’s story and this website for some time, for some reason I still feel a deep sense of loss. Sameer had bonded our community and made us confront and recognize our common humanity. Perhaps this is why I feel the way I do….in that case I am glad, for only better things can come of Sameer’s legacy from now on.
I cannot presume to know what you all are feeling right now, but I hope that your collective memories of Sameer help you to get through, one day at a time. You have my sincere condolences, and my word that I will organize and participate in bone marrow drives and keep my information up to date with the National Marrow Donor Program. Take care.
I met Sameer a couple of times in SF but did not know him until his diagnosis…through this web site. I’m VERY sorry for your loss and what a loss it is! Sameer DID accomplish more in his short life than most people do in their entire lifetime and I hope that everyday when you miss him, you can be proud of the life he lead. You all were VERY lucky to have known him, loved him and lived with him and this world has just lost a great soul. I don’t know why wonderful people have to leave us so soon but I’m sure GOD must have needed him more…GOD only takes the good ones and well Sameer is proof of this. I will pray that you get through this difficult time and that you heal and find comfort amongst family and friends. Sameer can only be proud of the life he lead and the strength you all have shown. My thoughts, prayers and hopes are with you!
We are shocked and greived to hear sad news of demise of Sameerkumar from Maltibhabhi. No words of consolation can ever assuage the pain on the passing away of a dearer and nearer one.The thought that there are others, like us, who share your anguish may perhaps be of some comfort. Kindly accept our heartfelt condolences.
May Almighty give eternal peace to the departed soul and give you strength to face the loss. God Bless You,
Sarikaaunty and Harshaduncle.
We are shocked and greived to hear the most unfortunate sad news of the demise of Sameerkumar from Maltibhabhiji.No words of Consolation can ever assuage the pain of the passing away of a dearer and nearer one.The thought that there are others , who share your anguish may perhaps be of some comfort.Kindly accept our heartfelt condolences. May Almighty give etrenal peace to the departed soul and give you the strength to withstand and face the loss.”God Bless You”.
Dear Kumar Uncle, Sunita Aunty, Reena, and Prashant :
I have been following Sameer’s battle with AML from the
very beginning. Never did I realize how much his journey
and your family’s journey through this illness would transform
my life. I thank you for sharing this with the Indian community
and the world.
Though I did not know him, I could tell Sameer was special. His pictures
and his words conveyed such passion, life, energy, vitality, and goodness.
I have never before in my life seen an individual and family fight an illness
with such equanimity, dignity, grace, and courage. As I saw his memorial video
and slide show, I was overwhelmed with tears. I have never cried
that way before for someone I did not know.
Sameer lived more in his 32 years than some who have lived in 100.
Sameer has taught me to not only not take my life for granted, but to
live each day with everything that I have. He has left an amazing