The famous Dutch kickboxer Rico Verhoeven has been an ambassador of Stichting Voor Sara since 2017. The foundation is one of the patientorganisations involved in the GYM-project. Since the start of the foundation Verhoeven has been fighting full force for the research and treatment for MDC1A.

Rico Verhoeven: ,,The story of Sara and all the other MDC1A-patients touched my heart. Perhaps even more so because I am a father myself, but also because I realized through Sara’s story that it is not a given thing that you can move freely and go through life without worrying about health. I felt it was my mission to do everything I could to help. I want to achieve the goals of this foundation and help to end the suffering that lies behind this disease as quickly as possible.”

Chairman Bram Verbrugge of Stichting Voor Sara: ,,We are very grateful that Rico supports us. He is great ambassador and friend for Sara and us and he’s supporting us in our fight for a more healthy future for all MDC1A-patients. We couldn’t wish for a better ambassador!”

Want to see more of Rico Verhoeven? Check his involvement in the fight for research here.

Read an article in the Dutch newspaper AD about Rico and Sara here.