Vinay, we will miss you!

We were very saddened to learn that Vinay passed away on June 25th. As many of you know, Vinay was the inspiration for Sameer’s bone marrow campaign. While Vinay and Sameer were physically seperated by thousands of miles during their treatment, their transplant journey and emotional experience was one and the same. The same holds true for Vinay and Sameer’s surviving spouses, Rashmi & Reena, respectively.

Vinay and Sameer, we will remember you for your strength and courage. You are role models for all patients and families suffering from cancer. You remain in our hearts forever.

Please visit for a message from his family.

10 Responses

  1. Vasan/Vasu. Says:

    Dear Sameer’s and Vinay’s parents’, in-laws, family, relatives and friends,

    Extremely sorry and it is really very sad to note about Sameer and Vinay.

    May God give you all; all the strength and courage to bear.

    God Bless.


  2. Bhanu Says:

    One is at a loss for words after watching the ordeal that you and Vinay went through. Indeed you were blessed to handle it all with such dignity, courage, grace, hope, and realism.
    Having taken care of one such patient, nephew of mine who was always dear to me, having to watch now, another one going through the same type as Vinay’s, if not totally, am able to realte to the pain and sorrow behind it all.

    Rashmi, i am a MA resident and do feel free to connect if you need some one you want to talk to; Do let me know in any which way i can be of help to you.

    With sincere prayers, empathy to you, Vinay’s parents and close kith and kin

  3. jason g Says:

    So sorry for the loss. Nothing else can be said, my wife had AML and passed at the same time.

    I hope some sense is found, I search daily.

    Please contact if interested


  4. madhu krishnan Says:

    Sameer’s family,
    Haven’t heard from you in a while. Hope you are doing ok. My thots and prayers are with you.

  5. rhea Says:

    Today, at my work, i just opened a newspaper and read the news about vinay. I was in tears, and came to check the website about sameer too, i am in total shock..Words can’t express what i feel, even they don’t know who i am, and i did not know about them either until i checked their websites. Both of them, touched every my heart, my soul so deeply and specially the love and appreciation between them and their loved ones. Thinking about the moments of letting them go, those moments…. i can’t stop my tears today. These couples showed the power of their love, and inspired millions, and showed a way how life should be lived and appreciated…. I have no words to describe how deeply i am touched. I feel like they are my own family, the love i felt for them thru just knowing the updates about them and their spouses and family… its just wow, you guys are amazing and true heros and live example of strength and commitment, i would not stop writing but if my words could express… i really would keep on writing…u guys are in my thoughts, in my prayers, in my hearts… i feel like you guys are just sitting infront of me… its amazing how you guys reached out to millions… and i know for sure, our lives won’t be the same as ever, with the lesson and example you showed us…

  6. Rashmi Says:

    Dear Sameer and Vinay’s families,
    This is an extremely tough time for you and may God give you loads of strength to face this grief.You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

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  8. ruhpreet Says:

    It has been a while since I last checked this site, but you all have been in my thoughts. I wish you all the best, may God bless Sameer and Vinay’s souls.
    Take care.

  9. aparna Says:

    Wanted to let you know that I think of you all often and hold you close to my heart. I pray that you all continue to find peace and comfort in memories of a wonderful young man.

  10. Jaya Says:

    Dear Sameer’s family,
    Please know that you all are in our prayers and thoughts. Hope everyone is doing well. Please take of yourself.