Veruschka Dias

(1988 – 2015)

A dearly Loved Sister. Vivacious. Insatiable foodie. Affectionate. Musically inclined. On the autistic spectrum.

Leela Ammachy (Mariamma Thomas)

(1942 – 2010)

A much-loved aunt. Humorous. Kind-hearted. Sociable. Great with kids. Had Down’s syndrome.

Late Veruschka Dias and Late Mariamma Thomas were beacons of joy and life, who surpassed their developmental disabilities two inspire two young women – sister Tatyana Dias, a neurbiologist and niece – Christina Joseph, a financial professional respectively to help other individuals like them find a voice and place in our society.