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/
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.