My best friend Ambikesh (40 years old) suddenly collapsed due to cardiac arrest and unfortunately passed away within a few minutes on 23rd Dec 2022(Friday evening on Christmas weekend). My friend was a healthy person with no pre-existing medical conditions. Since his family wanted to take his remains to India to cremate per Hindu religious rituals, we worked closely with funeral homes in Tampa Bay and New Jersey to get the necessary documents(Death certificate, Cremation permit, Non-contagious disease certificate, embalmer’s affidavit, etc) but the case was moving very slow and everyone in the family here in states and India was getting nervous that due to upcoming new year long weekend, it would further delay the case.
We reached out to the Indian embassy to know if the embassy’s approval can be expedited once the documents are ready, embassy connected us with Mohan ji and Srinivas ji from TeamAid on 29th December. As soon as TEAM Aid got involved they guided us thru the complete process end to end, helped us throughout each step of the remaining process and we got it done within two days which was expected to take another week per funeral home. With TeamAid’s assistance, we have been able to send our friend’s remains to India within time. I would like to Thank TeamAid team for the support and guidance. expected to take another week per funeral home. With TeamAid’s assistance, we have been able to send our friend’s remains to India within time. I would like to Thank the TEAM Aid team for the support and guidance.
— Arvind Gupta