We lost our beloved husband & father, Dr. Siva Balakrishnan, October 19, 2020 after a 2.5 long battle with aggressive pancreatic cancer. Watching a loved one struggle against such a clandestine enemy was truly the hardest thing our family has ever faced. Perhaps the hardest thing was knowing that, despite our best efforts, the late stage of the diagnosis made cure impossible and left little to no room for hope.
Besides being a phenomenal father & husband, Dr. Balakrishnan was a dedicated, compassionate, and talented physician who truly believed in the value and art of medicine. Although he did not benefit from more treatment options at the late stage of his diagnosis, he would have wanted to support research for more diagnostic & treatment options to give patients & families hope for a brighter future. To that end, we have created this You Can H.E.L.P. Fund in Dr. Balakrishnan's memory to support the Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Research and raise money for pancreatic cancer research, new treatment options, and the search for a cure.