The following was lovingly submitted by the family of Dr. Joohee Moonat:
John Cooper School alumna, Dr. Joohee Moonat (’96), passed away on June 21, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Joohee Moonat is the daughter of Drs. Suresh and Sunita Moonat and sister of Dr. Saurabh Moonat '98. The Dr. Joohee Moonat Honorary Scholarship Fund has been established at The John Cooper School to continue her legacy.
Joohee was born on April 23rd,1978 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston. She attended Pied Piper Pre-School, Oak Creek Elementary, Wells Middle School, and The John Cooper School. She completed her undergraduate education at Wellesley College and her medical education at Southwestern in Dallas. Joohee finished her general surgery residency at Baylor in Dallas.
Dr. Joohee Moonat had a passion for life. Her keen intellect, academic achievements, and professional success in surgery were often overshadowed by her boundless energy and enthusiasm for the day’s great adventure. Family and friends will never forget her boisterous laugh and infectious smile. All who knew Joohee remember her kind and gentle nature. She embodied the principles and virtues reserved for the very warmest of souls. Dr. Moonat possessed an all too rare combination of brilliance in her thinking, a deep concern for humanity, and a spirit which embraced with enthusiasm the beauty and fun of life.
We are both challenged and obligated to carry on her work and wittiness. May she be emulated as much as she is missed. Your contributions will ensure Dr. Moonat’s legacy will live on through the academic pursuits of tomorrow’s great scholars.
Beginning in 2014, the school will award an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student in the Cooper senior class. Scholarships will be given to those students who excel in academics and plan to study the biological sciences in college.
Gifts to the fund can be made online
or sent to The John Cooper School, c/o Advancement Office, 1 John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Please make checks payable to The John Cooper School
and indicate that the gift is for the Dr. Joohee Moonat Fund.