Some days ago, I read a story about a MySQL support engineer named Andrii Nikitin, whose son, Ivan, has a mortal disease and is requiring a bone marrow transplant operation to keep living. Unfortunately, Andrii Nikitin lives in Ukraine and it seems this country does not have locally the technology to perform this complex surgery operation, which does not seem to be covered by their social security system either. The total cost of the operation is expected to range between $235.000 and $400.000 (gotta love accurate estimates, but I guess it can’t be helped with health issues).