Pfffff, what a weekend… First radio & TV interview and also swam 2013 meters through the Amsterdam canals. People get tired of doing less… 😉
It is amazing to see how a positive flow can lead to great achievements, all started with a shocking campaign “I am already dead”, followed by a movement within the Dutch ALS community and beyond which has led to an increase of fundraising of almost 500% in just 2 years.
This process of unification is one of a kind, you don t see very often and I have been part of it, I contributed to it and am very proud of it. The warm and welcoming support of all these contributing people, packed alongside the Amsterdam canals, is so overwhelming, it makes your adrenaline rise to unmeasurable levels where you just want to keep going….
I have said it today on TV, we have put ALS on the map, but I just want to wipe it of the map and that’s the core of our target; to beat ALS and find a cure.
But satisfied and tired I now say:
Amsterdammed, we did it!