Dear Mr. Kandukuri,
After having read your son's words and seen his face, through that amazing video, I am not only inspired but humbled. It is hard to fathom that kind of courage in spite of such a painful and terminal disease. Seshu's message of hope and perseverance showed that his view of humanity was clearer than any young man that I have ever met. Instead of falling into the depths of self-pity, as the majority of us would probably do, he made a conscious decision to evaluate the positive side of life. Seshu never once alluded to "Why me?" Instead, he gave us all a simple instruction. He told us to move forward and not allow life's restraints to hold us back. Seshu suggested that we all should seek happiness in what we do. There was never any mention of material pleasures, money or status. He summed up in a few paragraphs what most people could never hope to achieve in their entire lives. Seshu got it. He found love and peace. Heroes are not the people we see in the movies or athletes who achieve records through their abilities on the playing fields. Heroes are the ones that go about the last days of their lives with the knowledge that they gave life their very best but expected nothing in return for their valiant fight.
I still see Seshu sitting in the back of the classroom at the corner room on the bottom floor of Middle School East. He was a handsome young man with a bright smile and a pleasant personality. His back hurt but he never let on. Seshu was such a quiet leader. I could also tell that he loved his family very much.
Let me say that I am a better person, having known Seshu and you. I will never forget him.
Krithi Nathan said:July 2, 2013 10:47 am PST
It was a great experience being part of the Seshu Strong Indian Youth Night Grad Party. Before, I didn't know about Seshu but after learning about his fierce battle at cancer, I had the deepest condolences. His strength and determination will always be remembered and this show will to inspire and guide all the children out there. Thank you to the Kandukuri family for organizing this tribute.
sudhakar kaushik said:June 30, 2013 7:33 pm PST
came to know about Seshu Strong. May God give you all peace and bless these efforts.
Jacqueline Brennan said:June 12, 2013 7:50 am PST
I feel honored to have received the SeshuStrong scholarship at the GHS graduation ceremony. Thank you. It will help inspire me to succeed as I transition from high school to college. - Jax
Veena Srinivas said:June 7, 2013 9:46 am PST
I just came to know about your loving son's story, and how brave he was till the end. Also about the wonderful efforts of the Kandukuri family to give back to the community in memory of your dear son. May God give you all the strength,courage,and peace to carry on !
Nookala Family said:May 14, 2013 7:32 am PST
Seshu was always a go to guy for kids. He, being the eldest kid in our community, all kids use to go to him for everything, and I know how much kids use to have fun playing with him. I was so inspired with the way he dealt the situation after being diagnosed. He was brave, strong and courageous and inspired every one who were around him. All I can say in simple words is SeshuStrong. Also, I truly appreciate Mr.Kandukuri's efforts in organizing such events and trying to help the community. Great going Sir, we all are behind you always.
Nancy Perduta said:May 10, 2013 3:15 pm PST
Although I didn't know Seshu for very long, the time he spent with Rich and I were precious. He was always concerned about everyone else, when we bought a pizza, he made sure I got the first piece!!! when I gave him an iced tea, he made me take a sip before him !!! Really, with all he had going on, he thought of everyone else first...that's what makes him so special and so missed...i'm blessed to know him and his family..
Madhavi Donepudi said:April 2, 2013 9:48 am PST
"Celebration of a Loved Ones Life" It was a bittersweet time and a very educational memorial. Presentations by Dr. Venne Tubman, Dr.Venu Bathini and Dr.Saila Reddy were very informational. Dr.Saila gave a great presentation and had us taste one of the healthy option Saurekraut. Kotesh garu, Thank you very much for Organizing this and spreading the awareness. - by Mrs.Madhavi Donepudi (03/10/2013)
Jas said:March 6, 2013 5:23 am PST
I can never forget the days my son Harman spent with you and today I really get my self motivated reading about you and seeing your friends and parents getting strong day by day!
Nate said:February 26, 2013 12:51 pm PST
Glad to see your spirit being kept alive, Seshu! We miss ya at our backyard bonfires in the summer.
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