Our colleague Liselijn Wisman is raising funds during de Nijmeegse Vierdaagse for the Oogfonds. Her son Wikke has the rare Leber's disease.
Wikke, Liselijn's 14 year old son, has Leber's disease. Just before the summer vacations of 2019, Wikke, 11 years old at the moment, learned that he has the rare Leber's disease. By then, he was virtually blind in his left eye. Within months after that, the vision of his right eye was also minimized. Reading and writing are no longer possible. He has learned Braille and is being tutored at school. The disease has a huge effect on the lives of Wikke, his family and friends. And a lot of research is still needed.
Team Wikke is taking action for research into Leber's disease. You can donate and support the Oogfonds here.
As a company, we support Liselijn and her team members in her fundraising initiative.
Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (Sudden Vision Loss) Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) is a disease inherited from your mother. It causes you to lose your eyesight, starting with painless blurriness. Your central vision, which you need to drive, read and recognize faces, will be affected first.