Yesterday there was a tweet sent out by Kristoffer Nordström, a fellow tester in our great community of software testing:
Last week we got the worst possible news. My precious Linnea has DIPG. Our last hope now is asking you to help us: https://t.co/ZmJMnt34O2
Needless to say, Kristoffer and his family are going through hell at the moment and I hope that we as a community can come together and show them our support in a time when it’s very much needed.
Kristoffer’s daughter is now in need of a special treatment in order to have a chance to survive. Those of you already know Kristoffer know that he’s a driving force in our testing community and someone who would readily help others in need.
I urge you to help in any way you can, by spreading the word about the fundraiser that Kristoffer has created at YouCaring.com to collect donations to be able to pay for the treatment needed, and also of course by donating if you are able.
The fundraising goal is €110,000 which will cover the initial operation cost and the cost of some post operation treatments. Should any funds remain after the treatment is completed, they will be donated to DIPG (Diffuse Pons Glioma) research initiatives and thus helping other children in need. If you are willing to donate, any amount helps, even if it’s only a €1.
Let’s help our friend and his family.
Update: Through an amazing display of solidarity, Kristoffer’s family, friends and professional community came together to meet the funding goal within the first 24 or so hours of the campaign! For me personally, this has restored my faith in humanity, and being a father of young children myself I was very moved to see the outpouring of support from all over the world. Please continue to support the campaign though, both since there’s no way of knowing for sure how much money will be needed and also because, as previously stated, any surplus funds will be donated to advancing the science and treatment of this terrible disease.