Andrii Nikitin Needs Our Help
July 14, 2008
Andrii Nikitin, one of the MySQL support engineers located in Ukraine, has asked for help from MySQLers and so I'm sharing this information to the community at large. Andrii's son Ivan, who is 2 1/2, is in need of a bone marrow transplant operation. This will require going to a clinic in Europe that will not be covered by regular insurance. So Andrii has aksed to see if we could help raise funds. The cost is expected to be $150,000 - $250,000. A huge amount for an engineer from Ukraine to cover. But a small amount by many people could make a big difference.
Many MySQLers have kicked in to help out, but more is needed. Ivan's health has taken a turn for the worse recently and the issue is now quite pressing. Even a small donation could mean the difference between life and death for Ivan.
I hope some of you who use MySQL or have young kids will join me in making a donation today. You can do so by using Paypal, by sending a check to MySQL, or via wire transfer.
Or by check payable to: MySQL, Inc.
Mail to: MySQL, Inc.
Attn: Linda Dong
20450 Stevens Creek Blvd #350
Cupertino, CA 95014
or US wire transfer:
MySQL Inc: 7396643001
or International wire transfer in any currency:
Bank: Nordea Bank
Bank address: Stockholm, Sweden
Bank account: 3259 17 03868
IBAN: SE27 3000 0000 0325 9170 3868
Thanks to those who have donated already. A child's life is precious and I hope we can give Ivan a chance.
I'm Alex, software developer from Ukraine. Does somebody know how can I contact Andrii? Or maybe you can my contact: alex.netkachov ~at~ gmail ~dot~ com
Posted by: Alex | July 14, 2008 at 09:10 PM
You should consider flying to India for the transplant. It costs about 10-20% of the same in US/Europe. Excellent facilities available as well.
Posted by: Sureh | July 15, 2008 at 08:48 AM
$5/ sorry it couldnt be more.
Posted by: Rob Douglas | July 16, 2008 at 03:02 PM
I saw this at the mysql site where you apparently have to register to contact them.
Does he work for mysql/sun? Where is the insurance?
Is he freelance? Is that why there is no insurance?
I like the idea of India. I know in the U.S. a lot of hospitals that will do such work pro bono.
But he still needs money and I'll contribute.
I'd like to see someone organize this better and I'm suprised it is not coming from mysql/sun.
Posted by: Peter Schoenster | July 17, 2008 at 09:39 AM
It would be great to see how the total is coming on
Posted by: Tom Haskins-Vaughan | July 18, 2008 at 03:20 PM
F**cking insurance system....
My bad, but this makes me angry as I have a 6 month boy.
Posted by: Mike | July 21, 2008 at 01:05 PM
Donated 5 EUR.
Posted by: Yaggo | September 07, 2008 at 07:09 AM
Mhhh SQL kicked the donation Page... http://search.mysql.com/search?q=help-ivan.html&lr=lang_en
Posted by: Gilly | September 30, 2008 at 03:58 AM