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Let’s come to the aid of one of our own!

Tatiana Mykhailyuk, President of AIESEC International, has asked the global AIESEC alumni community to come to the aid of AIESEC Bosnia and Herzegovina MCVP Irma Bejdic.

Irma lost her right arm and suffered severe head injuries in August of last year in the terrible accident of the Study Tour bus following IC in Kenya that also, tragically, took the life of AIESEC Bolivia MCP Elmer Pérez Requiz.  Since then, Irma has undergone several plastic surgeries, and her recovery has been slow.

Irma’s medical expenses to date of 200,000 Euros have been covered by insurance, various ministries in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and her parents. However, Irma needs an additional 150,000 Euros for the next phases of her treatment, which include facial reconstruction and an artificial arm.

Let’s show how AIESEC alumni can come to the aid of a fellow AIESECer by each of us sending 5 Euros or more in support of Irma!

An account has been opened in Munich with the following details:

Account owner: IRMA BEJDIC
Name of bank: STADTSPARKASSEBANK MUNCHEN
80791, Munchen
IBAN: DE22701500001002130829
SWIFT: SSKM DE MM

The bank account details for those transferring from within Germany are:
Kontonummer 1002130829
Bankleitzahl 701 500 00

You may alternatively support Irma directly via PayPal by sending funds to .  Either way, please note the words “alumni contribution” in the comments area of your transfer and indicate that it is a donation (“spende” in German).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Senad Sabanovic, MCP of AIESEC Bosnia and Herzegovina at .

UPDATE AS OF 27 APRIL :  401 AIESECers – alumni and members from across the globe – have supported Irma by donating €12,213 towards her medical expenses!  Click here for the list of donors as of 27 April.

73 Responses to "Let’s come to the aid of one of our own!"

  • Marcela Astete
    April 10, 2012 - 12:23

    Wonderful iniciative! Nice to feel that we can all be united to such a wonderful cause.

  • Bill
    April 10, 2012 - 12:34

    is it account number or IBAN?

    • Senad
      April 11, 2012 - 02:38

      Dear Bill, It’s IBAN.

  • Sebi
    April 10, 2012 - 13:43

    Can you post the account number for Germans please too? Otherwise we have to pay fees! tx

    • Senad
      April 11, 2012 - 02:40

      Kontonummer 1002130829
      Bankleitzahl 701 500 00

  • David Epstein
    April 10, 2012 - 13:45

    Thanks for your comments and support for Irma… we will get this information and post it ASAP!

  • Rosendo Jurado
    April 10, 2012 - 16:10

    AIESEC Alumni Panama will be supporting Irma.

  • Matthias
    April 10, 2012 - 21:59

    Yes, please do leave the German account details for those with German bank accounts?

    • Senad
      April 11, 2012 - 02:39

      The bank account in Germany is:
      Kontonummer 1002130829
      Bankleitzahl 701 500 00

      • Matthias
        April 11, 2012 - 10:20

        Thank you:)

  • Cherish Clark
    April 10, 2012 - 22:06

    Just made a donation.

    Irma, I hope this will help. I remember hearing this story when it happened, and I couldn’t stop crying. Stay strong, and recover quickly!

    With all the love in the world,

    Cherish

  • S. Kotzur
    April 10, 2012 - 23:18

    Done! All the best!!

  • Cata Simion
    April 11, 2012 - 00:09

    Done! Wishing you all the best!

  • Ingunn
    April 11, 2012 - 00:56

    Also, could you write an address for Irma, alternatively, an AAI address we can use? My bank requires an address for the receiver in order to complete a transfer.
    Hope this initiative raises enough money – keep us posted!
    Best wishes for Irma in her recovery.

    • Senad
      April 11, 2012 - 02:42

      Dear Ingunn,

      Adress is Agnes-Bernauer Strasse 15a, 80689 Munchen.

  • Janeth
    April 11, 2012 - 00:56

    Could you post the German account details please?

    • Senad
      April 11, 2012 - 02:37

      The bank account here in Germany is:
      Kontonummer 1002130829
      Bankleitzahl 701 500 00

  • Dhruv Gupta
    April 11, 2012 - 02:01

    Wishing Irma a speedy recovery and best of health in future. ! Really hoping for AIESEC Delhi IIT and AIESEC India alumni to their bit.

  • Salman Rizvi
    April 11, 2012 - 02:48

    Wishing Irma a speedy recovery from Pakistan!

  • Sereina
    April 11, 2012 - 05:57

    Done! All the best from AIESEC in Switzerland and my you have a speedy recovery. Know that I guess all the 1’000 000 alumni are thinking of you.

  • Felix von Zittwitz
    April 11, 2012 - 06:33

    Thank you for the initiative that allows us to show some solidarity to Irma. Just contributed my share.
    Irma, I wish you all the best.

  • Arthur Maas (@arthur_maas)
    April 11, 2012 - 07:40

    Will contribute too. Please keep us updated with the total amount contributed if possible. Wishing Irma a speedy recovery!

  • Meet Shah
    April 11, 2012 - 08:45

    Irma, wish you a very fast recovery and hope you get better soon :).

    What is the best way to donate from US ? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

    • David Epstein
      April 11, 2012 - 09:15

      The best way from the US is to PayPal your support directly to Irma at . Thank you for your support. 🙂

      • Meet Shah
        April 11, 2012 - 09:31

        Excellent. Thanks :).

        Its done.

  • sha_karigz
    April 11, 2012 - 09:21

    Get well Irma…tuko pamoja!

  • Andrew King
    April 11, 2012 - 11:06

    Great to see such outpouring of support from the AIESEC community here.

    Our thoughts our with you, Irma.

  • Dimi
    April 11, 2012 - 11:29

    Great initiative – Irma – stay strong & courageous.

  • Lisa Robinson
    April 11, 2012 - 12:57

    Irma, sending you some good wishes from the US. Glad that I could help in some way. Get well!
    Lisa (AIESEC Eau Claire, WI Alumni)

  • Michael Brenner
    April 11, 2012 - 15:09

    Helping others is what AIESEC is all about. Just sent in my donation. A speedy recovery and all the best to you from London!
    Michael (AIESEC Darmstadt Alumni)

  • Márton Svékus
    April 11, 2012 - 15:15

    Done. Thank you for the initiative. Proud to be an AIESECer.

  • Niyi
    April 11, 2012 - 16:48

    Am in the UK, how do i get something across, if i do not use paypal?

  • Galina Klimeshova
    April 12, 2012 - 01:08

    Done! I´m sure with a little efford we can get everything! Wishing all the best to Irma. Greetings from Russia and Spain.

  • Kai Reimers
    April 12, 2012 - 06:42

    Done. Best wishes for your recovery! Kai (AIESEC Germany Alumni)

  • Piotr Kula
    April 13, 2012 - 01:57

    Done. Hope it helps. Fight!

  • Sani Dawop
    April 13, 2012 - 16:30

    Wishes her a successful surgery. I support this initiative to show love and care in times of need………….the AIESEC spirit!

  • Estonian Alumni
    April 14, 2012 - 00:00

    Alumni from Estonia, sending all the best wishes to Irma!

  • Henrik
    April 14, 2012 - 03:13

    Done. An alumni couple from Austria & Ecuador sends the best wishes to Irma as well. Please let us know about the progress of the fund-raiser to continue supporting.

  • Benedict austin
    April 14, 2012 - 05:11

    I feel tears run dwn my chics.there is nothing that shuld be 2much 2 give 4 a pace setter,one so full of life&so gave so much 2change life&make it more meaningful,peaceful,purposeful&captivating.hey aiesec.we lead why others follow.this is a call to show the leadership potentials we profer.no dulling,no slacking,9ja pple lets show the world hw conpassionate we are.wish u all the aiesec peace datz without reservatn.

  • Benedict austin
    April 14, 2012 - 05:27

    Pls hw do we 4rm nigeria make our payment if all d medium provided is problematic.pls alternative.our warm regards to u irma bedjic 4rm nigeria.u are alwayz in our prayers as in our thoughts.GOD’S MIGHT HANDS IS ON U.He is ur pillar of cloud by day&pillar of fire by night.be still,HIS in charge.

  • Anne-Sophie
    April 14, 2012 - 12:59

    Reblogged this on Life in Paris and commented:
    AIESECers, please help Tatiana. I’m sending $20 through Paypal <3

  • rik barrezeele
    April 14, 2012 - 19:37

    Done, I hope adequate funds will be collected soon. I wish you all the best in your recovery.
    warm regards,
    Aiesec antwerp (belgium) alumni

  • danifeld
    April 15, 2012 - 09:43

    Hope our small contribution will make a difference for you. All the best Irma and stay strong.
    AIESEC Iasi/Romania

  • David Epstein
    April 15, 2012 - 10:27

    UPDATE AS OF 15 APRIL : in six short days, nearly 150 AIESECers – alumni and members – have supported Irma so far by donating 4,595 Euros towards here medical expenses (even more if you reflect that organizations in Japan and the Netherlands donated as a group). THANK YOU! See the end of the updated post, above, for a link to the list of donors as of 15 April. Can we grow the list of supporters to 1,000? To 10,000?

  • Bene
    April 15, 2012 - 12:24

    Did my donation arrive? Because I’m not on the list. It was just a small sum, but just checking to prevent other people’s donations from not arriving in case it’s a mistake anywhere in the system.

    • Lidiya Nadych-Petrenko
      April 16, 2012 - 12:24

      Same with me. The transfer was completed on April 12, but I don’t see the name in the list. Hopefully everything is ok with the transfer.

      • Nina Markovic
        April 17, 2012 - 00:48

        Dear Bene and Lidiya, did you donate via paypal or directly on bank account?

      • Bene
        April 17, 2012 - 02:37

        Directly via bank account

      • Benedikt Glatzl
        April 17, 2012 - 02:40

        But now that I think about it – probably it’s because bank transfers take some time.

      • Nina Markovic
        April 17, 2012 - 05:29

        Yes, we have a bit slower update there, but I am sure that everything is ok with the payment. We expect next update tomorrow, so I will inform you did they came. Thank you again for your support!

  • MacDonald
    April 15, 2012 - 20:26

    Please share thus on your Twitter and Facebook walls to gather support. Thanks.

  • araznajarian
    April 16, 2012 - 11:41

    Just sent our donation from Araz Najarian and Juan Cajiao via PayPal. Best wishes for your speedy recovery Irma!

  • Amor
    April 18, 2012 - 04:49

    I made a modest donation but I hope it will help :/
    All my sympathy Irma.

  • kevinvuaillat
    April 18, 2012 - 09:45

    Please, what’s the BIC code ? They ask me it for an international transfer…

    • Rick
      April 25, 2012 - 09:19

      BIc is the same as Swift: SSKMDEMM

  • David Epstein
    April 18, 2012 - 10:03

    UPDATE AS OF 18 APRIL : 236 AIESECers – alumni and members from across the globe – have supported Irma by donating €7,317 towards her medical expenses (even more if you reflect that organizations in Japan and the Netherlands donated as a group)! Go to the bottom of the original post to see a link to an updated list of donors. Thank you AIESECers for so generously supporting Irma!! We know more donations are on the way!!

  • May Gargani
    April 20, 2012 - 02:52

    Contribution made. Irma, may God bless you. I wish you a full recovery. AIESEC has mobilsed its people and hopefully this will help!

  • Patrick Thomas
    April 20, 2012 - 12:53

    Transferred €30. You need any help possible, Irma!

  • Sarah Ketvirtis
    April 23, 2012 - 12:37

    Irma, you are a source of strength and inspiration for all. I am committed to mobilizing aiesecers within my network and across the U.S. to support your full recovery. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do.

  • !!YaZ!!
    April 24, 2012 - 03:28

    Reblogged this on Elemental Magic and commented:
    Lets HELP Tatiana 😀
    Once an AIESECer!
    Always an AIESECer!

  • Juan Cajiao
    April 24, 2012 - 09:15

    Hi, do we have any new update? I want to share in FB…
    Thanks for this by the way!

  • David Epstein
    April 24, 2012 - 09:31

    As of this morning a total of 356 VERY GENEROUS AIESECers – alumni and members from across the globe – have supported Irma by donating €10,733 towards her medical expenses!! (Refer to the bottom of the original post for the list of contributors to date.) If each supporter to date can reach out to only 10-15 fellow AIESECers to join in support of Irma, we will reach our goal. Please do spread the word!!!

  • Joerg Steinbeck
    April 24, 2012 - 10:46

    LC Aachen AIESEC’ers from 199x’ ties are on board.

    All the best for your future Irma

  • Juan Cajiao
    April 24, 2012 - 14:36

    Thanks. Spreading…

  • marciojappe
    April 25, 2012 - 14:40

    Donation done. Hope Irma gets well as soon as possible (and get all the support she needs!)

  • Reimann Eszter
    April 27, 2012 - 13:12

    Warmest (and late) condolences to the family of Elmer Pérez Requiz, and speedy recovery to Irma…!
    Rozi (EX-MÜTF, Hungary)

  • Livio
    April 27, 2012 - 16:06

    Uplatio par eura pa živi bili pa vidjeli…. Nadam se da su unešeni podaci ok. Pozdrav iz AIESEC Rijeke i sretno Irma!

  • Maya Schaerer
    April 29, 2012 - 18:46

    Once an AIESECer, always an AIESECer… Wishing you a speedy recovery Irma! Hope you get the money you need.

  • Nina
    April 30, 2012 - 02:25

    Dear all,

    We want to inform you that we have created website for this cause, where you can keep track of fundraising progress and from which you can directly contribute by donate button

    http://www.aiesecerknows.com/home

    Regards,
    Nina

  • Anna Tkachenko
    May 11, 2012 - 13:35

    Irma, wish you to recover! Lot’s of strength!

  • Anna Tkachenko
    May 11, 2012 - 13:38

    @other AIESECers, is there a way to post more about it? I saw it just by coincidence today, May, 11… maybe spam aiesec.net emails? many of us have them with forward to regular accounts etc. Tanya and the rest – thanks for organizing this donation

  • Temiloluwa Hassan
    July 24, 2012 - 01:19

    Wish you a quicker recovery Irma. Please stay strong, we are praying for you and we believe you will definetly get through this better, stronger, smarter, and with more zeal for life and your purpose. God bless.

    Lots of love from Abuja, Nigeria.