Friday, July 29, 2005

For All the Aiesecers Out There...

... and for people who simply want to help.

We always talk about being change agents and making a difference when we go to Aiesec conferences. How about making a difference in one person's life? I thought this might be a good way to extend a helping hand to someone who probably went on a traineeship for reasons and aspirations that were similar to ours. This could've happened to one of us. Please read the rest of the emails and I'm sure you'll understand what I'm saying because her situation really hits home.

Sofia Mendez is a Mexican trainee who contracted septicemia and pneumonia while undertaking a traineeship in Ghana. She needs to be transferred to a hospital in Europe but the flight alone already costs heaps. Plus she also needs to obtain the necessary medicine and vaccinations. Her family can't really do much about the situation because her father has been unemployed for the last 2 months. They have asked for help from the government and different organisations but they haven't received the full amount that's needed.

I wish my Spanish was good enough so I can translate the whole thing. Unfortunately, I can only understand bits and pieces of it. If anyone can translate the following article for people who might want more information, that would be great.

If you'd like to help, contact: o

Oh, and please pass this on to people who might be interested in helping.

Have a good one,

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: mailer
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:09:05 GMT
Subject: Aiesec Chile demostrando su Liderazgo y Responsabilidad
Community: CHILE
Forum: CHILE Forum
Thread: Aiesec Chile demostrando su Liderazgo y Responsabilidad
Author: Gustavo Duarte (

Hola gente de Chile,

Demostremos nuestro liderazgo en esta causa que nos toca vivir a todos como
miembros de esta gran plataforma de apredinzaje y desarrollo la cual
pertenecemos y somos parte viva de ella... hoy es una trainee Mexicana...
mañana puede un trainee de Chile... por eso les pido con una mano en el corazon
tan solo leamos esto y dejemos el resto a nuestra conciencia...



Hi AIESEC members!
Im writing from Mexico, We need your help. We have one SN in Accra, Ghana, she
is Sofia Mendez SN-In-MX-CJ-2005-1234. She presents a case of septicemia
(bacterial infection in the sanguineous torrent) and pneumonia. Everything
began with an infection of the urinary routes, later pancreatitis, problems
with the kidney and the liver.

She cannot receive the special treatment or attention necessary in that country
therefore she requires to be transferred to a European country (Switzerland)
urgently, however the cost of this particular scenario is approximately of
80,000 dollars, just to move her to Europe in a special plane.

Please check this url, just in case that you do not trust:
We are more than 80,000 AIESEC members!, What if we give at least 1 dollar?
Just ONE dollar and we can save her life& She is not just a Mexican trainee,
she is an AIESEC
Trainee, Our trainee!.. This could be happening to you. Please help her, she
needs our brotherhood to be at it's finest moment by helping out one of us.

Please, distribute this e-mail to your contacts!!

Imagine that you, your sister, or one of your trainees are in her shoes, what
you do? Make it Happen!
It's up to you!!!

Account: Aquiles Mendez 5177-1253-8694-9896
(He is her brother)
Bankwire: 00216 400 747 722 7146

Para transferencias internacionales comunicarse via mail a o

Numero de cuenta: 0021 6400 747 722 7146
Nombre: Aquiles Méndez


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