My sister, R. Seethalakshmi, passed away yesterday (08/01) at the age of 63 - just 15 days after having been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. To honor her memory and legacy, I am starting a fundraiser for a cause that she was particularly passionate about (girl's education) throughout her life. Despite having received scant education and opportunities herself, R. Seethalakshmi rose up and became a tireless advocate for women's and labor rights. She was one of the first women ever elected to leadership in the Indian Postal Workers Union, and she dedicated her life to protesting labor and civic injustices wherever they occurred. She supported and advanced many young women in their careers throughout her life, and used her position and influence to financially empower thousands of government employees. Her honesty and commitment to universal human rights not only won her many accolades, but also the respect of the governing body politic who knew her as a force to be recokend with. To continue her legacy, I am looking to fund the education of out-of-school girls across India, with the hope that they go on to embody the change that my sister sought in her life.