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Groundbreaking social entrepreneur Priya Haji dies

SaveUp, World of Good and Free At Last co-founder collapsed at home

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose socially minded work included East Palo Alto's seminal drug-treatment nonprofit, Free At Last, has died, friends and colleagues said.

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Posted by another mom
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

This is so tragic. A real loss to our community. Condolences to her family. My heart is broken for her children.


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Posted by Matra Majmundar
a resident of Professorville
on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:14 am

I remembered her for her abundance of energy to make the difference in the world!
Indeed a such a great loss to the community in needs.
Peace. Matra Majmundar.




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Posted by Megan Swezey Fogarty
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

Priya was an amazing woman who changed our world. What a role model for Stanford students and all of us. Peace to all who loved her and thanks to Priya. We are all better for having known your energy, your humility, and your commitment to our world.


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Posted by scary
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 18, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Wow, I cant believe how incredibely terrifying this must have been!! OMG- hope her kids and nanny can heal with this trauma. Simply devastating.


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Posted by Shyam V Nath
a resident of another community
on Aug 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I had met Priya Haji in person during the Pan IIT event in 2007. It is really sad to hear this news.


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