After talking to J.M. and getting his permission, we now have an official fundraising campaign here
For those who weren't following the chat, let me give some background information. Our moderator and good friend since many years J.M. suffers from issues with his liver and nervous system. The medical tests to find the cause of the illness and the treatment are too expensive for him because he is living in a region where the economy is not great and things that most of us take for granted are beyond reach.
If you want to help, you can do two things:
- Donate some money. Please remember, it's not the amount that counts. Every tiny bit helps.
- Equally important: Share the donation link with your network. Many of us have connections to other Mathematica users and chances are in our favor that a lot of them have visited the site and even know J.M.
Some information about the campaign
I am the "Organizer" which means that the money is sent to my PayPal account. This happens directly and without delay. I will send the money via direct bank transfer to JM. I have been the donation broker in the past and I hope enough people know me to be absolutely sure that every last cent will be transferred to JM. I have most of my personal data online and it should not be hard for you to find out that I'm a researcher from Germany.
I have set the current goal to 1000 Euro which was suggested by the fundraising page. I am more than confident that we will reach this goal. However, my hope is to get enough attention that we might be able to raise this goal and we can provide JM with a bit more than only the quick fix for the current situation. After all, it is likely that he will need treatment over an extended period.