Last year was a very special year for everyone. It was all very strange. When Charlie was diagnosed with cancer, our world was turned upside down. After an intensive and intense treatment process, on July 15, 2020 we received the news we had fought so hard for: cancer free!
Finally moving on with our lives, we thought at the time. Not knowing that cancer phase 2.0 had yet to begin. Because no matter how relieved, happy and happy we are with the fact that the cancer is gone, the consequences of the chemo, the processing of that whole roller coaster and the recovery are not easy. Just picking up your life is not possible. That was and is a hard lesson.
In this battle, many beautiful things also happen. "On the hardest road, you meet the most beautiful bears" we read. And that is so true, because there are beautiful people in our lives! For example, last November we came into contact with Baris, who runs the 'Kite4Life' foundation in a very passionate way. This foundation recognizes exactly what we feel: you don't have cancer alone, you have cancer with your whole family. This foundation has made it possible for us to create moments of relaxation, in which we don't have to be busy with anything else than wind, sun, sea and each other.
Since this year Kite4Life started with Kite4Kids. Because this period was also tough for the children. This recognition feels so good to us! Last Monday Gio, Michelle and Senna had the scoop; they were allowed to start with their first kitesurfing lesson with the help of the foundation. It was a fantastic day! A day that was not all about all the worries, the sadness, but just about being together, laughing together and actively working. Lovely to see them like this.
We are very much looking forward to the next lessons. The kids are allowed again next Friday, next Thursday it's our turn! Many thanks to Kite4Life Foundation and BLOW Kitesurfschool, you are great!!