Shobana Santhanam was an active 34-year old woman. She was a talented singer, artist and bowler. She had a fulfilling job working for Kotak Mahindra Bank in India. But most of all she enjoyed her time with her family and taking care of them.
On October 1, 2015, Shobana’s was returning home from work on an auto rickshaw, when she was pulled by 2 men trying to take her purse. The accident resulted in severe injuries and 2 major brain surgeries, leaving her in the hospital for almost 4 ½ months. Today, almost 1 ½ years later, Shobana is progressing slowly with limited mobility and cognitive development. She requires assistance from various healthcare professionals and is under continuous care.
Shobana’s father died at a young age, when she was only in middle school. Her mother did not work but managed to educate both Shobana and her sister. Shobana received her MBA and continues to live with her mother.
This tragic accident has resulted in significant financial and emotional hardship for her family. As the Santhanam family has done so much for us, we are hoping we can do the same for them now in their time of need.