Actor from BSC TV Series Needs our Help! (Mary's Great Idea/Mary Saves the Day/Mary to the Rescue)

As of August 6, 2013, this fundraiser is closed.

Some of you may have heard that the BSC television series is on Netflix. (I plan to recap those as well, now that I have access to them)

The TV series was fun to watch. I remember thinking that the actors were all doing their best, despite some of the casting choices being odd. But the one who played Kristy was spot-on. That actor, Avriel Hillman, is facing a serious medical condition called avascular necrosis. Basically, there's a problem with the blood flow to her hip and the bones are dying. The usual treatment here in the US is a hip replacement, but that will screw up her mobility and her dance career. There is a treatment available in India using adult stem cells (ADULT, not embryonic; this is no more controversial than bone marrow transplant, another type of adult stem cell transplant, or cord blood donation). The technology doesn't exist in the US yet.

There is a fundraiser here https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/j1v1/cureavnfoundation?utm_source=giveforward&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=donor_challenge22_ID687442 to raise money for the procedure. I've donated already, and if you have the means and inclination, it only takes a few clicks.

Furthermore, there's a fundraiser over on bsc_snark, spearheaded by a snarker named Mary: if enough of us donate to the cost of the treatment and/or share the information, snark authors are promising more snarks! It's win-win. Information can be found here: http://bsc-snark.livejournal.com/438212.html?view=9260484#t9260484

Anyway, think about it.

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