After Kiran's death we set up The Kiran Briggs Ramanathan Memorial Fund to celebrate his life, by making charitable contributions to individuals and organizations that support children with complex medical challenges and their families. All donations to the Kiran Briggs Ramanathan Memorial Fund (a division of CHARITYSMITH) are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax laws.
Trachcare is a non-profit organization (founded by parents) that provides support and information to parents, caregivers and healthcare providers of children who have, or have previously had, tracheostomies, and children who are on ventilator support. Trachcare is a community that we care deeply about. It was a community where we felt normal, and in the early days helped convince us that - yes, we could take Kiran home.
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to provide highly personal comfort, hope, and support to families experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. In the early years following Kiran's death Compassionate Friends group meetings provided us a both a community and a safe space to start our journey from grief to hope, and these meetings still continues to help navigate our way.
He taught us so much, he touched so many lives and the world has been changed forever.