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logo Have Had Cancer
*Special Consideration given to Glioblastoma Multiforme survivors

logo Have been diagnosed as a Young Adult (Age 17-35)
logo Be A US Resident or Citizen
logo Must Attend an Accredited School
logo Must be used for an Art Related Cost
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Requires a portfolio of 5-15 pieces

 

 
 
 
                                                           
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Ram was a closet
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The Ram Scholarship for the Arts - A Write-up by Jetty

Ramachandran Krishnamoorthy was my friend. At the same time he was so much more to me. When I was diagnosed in 2005, I had no one with my cancer to talk with, so when I was well enough I offered to mentor anyone who was diagnosed with brain cancer or anyone who was a young adult who was feeling like they had no hope or options. I was introduced to Ram and his family though the Community Cancer Center in late 2008, since I am such a positive person and they were having a hard time with his diagnosis. Ram was the only person I have ever met in person with my kind of cancer. Most people who find out what my cancer was follow it up with either “My such and such relative had that, they died” or “You’re such a miracle.” Needless to say this was a big deal in my life. Someone else who was going through what I went though who needed a bit of motivation for keeping up the faith that everything was going to work out.
Over the next couple of years Ram experienced many things that I did not experience including reoccurrence three times, I did my best to offer advice and motivation but in the end most of it feel on deaf ears, however, I was always there for his wife and family to answer questions or spend time with them. Most of the time, I hung out with his family more than him since he was too tired. He was a fighter and he did his absolute best and fought cancer his way. Sadly, he passed away in November 2010. I have never felt such sadness as when he passed. His family and I kept in touch for awhile but then they no longer needed me so they deemed me not good enough to be around their family. I have tried to receive their input on this scholarship but they are in the process of ignoring me. So, the scholarship will be run completely by The Ending Cancer in Our Generation Foundation board of directors independently of his family. Ram was more to me than just a fellow survivor friend. No one in my life (save my husband) believed in me as much as Ram did. To Ram there was nothing I could not do. He was an amazing man and I am honored to have known him and to keep his name and memory alive in the form of this scholarship. Although Ram was not an artist and being from India he actually did not really believe in following your dreams as he had a PHD and was working for a small company inside of State Farm. He always liked the art work I made and even participated in the Cards for Cancer program making cards for patients at the Cancer Center. He made some very good work. I think he may have been a closet artist but didn’t want to admit it. So, in his name every year our organization will give out at least one art scholarship to a fellow cancer survivor. There will be preference given to Glioblastoma Multiforme survivors. The scholarship will be available in early spring, and will be due late summer. Please bookmark this write up page for more info or sign up for our newsletter here. Thank you for reading this write-up and I hope to make Ram proud with this scholarship. I miss you Ram and I always will.

<3 Always,
Jetty

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       Ram Making Cards                      Ram and my Grandma                Ram's Birthday which resulted in a cake fight

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            Ram and My Mom                        Ram after washing             Ram watching        Ram at the Lynn O'Brien
                                                                                icing off his face               the Dancing             concert in Funks Grove

 
 

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