July 2022: An article in the newspaper ‘Eindhovens Dagblad’ about Medical Crowdfunding. Lichtgevend Foundation is cited as a positive example (article in Dutch).

23-7-2022 Eindhovens Dagblad

July 2022: The blood patch didn’t do what it supposed to do. It failed. An appointment with the neurologist is made to discuss further steps.

June 2022: Emilie tried another blood patch at the VU AMC in Amsterdam. Fingers crossed.

March 2022: Emilie had an appointment with the neurologist at the VU AMC in Amsterdam to discuss how to proceed. The next step is to try another blood patch. It will be planned.

August 2021: A friend of Emilie’s has arranged that Albert Heijn Strijp (Eindhoven) calls to donate deposit receipts to Lichtgevend Foundation.

July 2021: Emilie had her 7th DSM in the AMC. This DSM didn’t have a result. A CT scan, made afterwards, showed a possible leak. In August Emilie speaks to her neurologist to hear what this means and what the options are!

June 2021: Emilie had a DSM in the AMC (Amsterdam University Hospital). Unfortunately it failed.

January 2021:
On January 13 the final amount of the sponsored bike ride, almost €25.000, was transferred to the Lichtgevend Foundation. With this amount the percentage of the total amount needed increased from 13 to 30%.

December 2020:
On December 20, 4 friends, including Aart, Emilie’s son, cycled from Groningen to America in 16.5 hours to collect money for Emilie. At 1 am they arrived in America.

Emilie, Willem, Aart, Floris, Huub
In America!

November 2020:
The Lichtgevend Foundation launches a video for Sinterklaas. It’s a video with a call to take care for each other:

October 2020:
October 15 an article about Emilie, her crochet projects and the crowdfunding is published in the Eindhovens Dagblad

15-10-2020 Eindhovens Dagblad

July 2020:
Cedars Sinai hospital reports the cost of the trajectory to close Emilie’s CSF Leak: $125.000,-

February 2020:
Emilie spoke to Dr. Schievink by phone. He sees opportunities to close the CSF leak. He is able to find (and operate) a CSF leak in 85% of the cases.