In the small vizier town of Travnik, where the challenges of everyday life in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) have been intertwined for years, one girl stands out as a source of inspiration. This is Jasmina Fajkic.
Jasmina Fajkic grew up in post-war Central Bosnia in a family of seven where only the father worked and life was never easy for her.
In spite of that or thanks to a very difficult fate, but also to good people who made that fate more bearable, her life story became a story of courage, strength and tireless dedication to the good that she always deeply felt.
The turning point in Jasmina’s life happened exactly thirteen years ago, when her sister died of cancer. For treatment, the nurse had to regularly go to Sarajevo for radiology, because Travnik did not have an oncology department at that time. When her sister died, she decided to help open this department in Travnik as well, and launched a campaign to procure some of the equipment.
“I felt that it was unacceptable and sad that people who are at risk of death cannot at least go to their city for treatment. My sister did not have it and I decided to contribute so that other people can get it. I asked the world’s athletes to donate jerseys, which I then put up for auction, and after the sale, I donated the money for the purchase of equipment for the oncology department in Travnik. I never dreamed that Messi, who donated his jersey, Dzeko, who donated football boots, then Xavi, Tuka, Dzumhur, Blanka Vlasic. We collected 17 thousand BAM and that device was purchased,” said this humanitarian.
After this action, with the help of the BiH national team member Izet Hajrovic and his wife Lejla, she organized the complete renovation of the pediatrics department, and for years she ran marathons and sold her kilometers to purchase various devices for pediatrics in Travnik. This year, she plans to run the Travnik Night Marathon and use the kilometers sold to purchase pulse oximeters for the treatment of children.
People with a philanthropic heart are part of our communities, and their good deeds are part of the many lives they have enriched. Often under the veil of modesty, they selflessly donate their time, knowledge and money to the community they love.
They are a confirmation that philanthropy lives in our cities, and the values they live are ode to society as ours could be. Precisely because of this, it is of great importance in a time of general mistrust and hopelessness to mention such individuals and thank them for loving people despite everything and above all else and believing in a better tomorrow, Klix.ba reports.