Have you heard the story about a guy whose life got turned upside down in just 10 seconds? I’m sure you did. We all have examples around us. In the Netherlands alone one in three gets diagnosed with cancer (source: Dutch Cancer Society www.kwf.nl). Every story that follows the initial diagnosis is unique in its own way. By telling mine I would like to create awareness about how engaging in kiteboarding can help to cope with long-term psychosocial impacts of cancer.
My name is Baris. When I was 38, life was looking pretty good with a fantastic partner and two beautiful young kids. My wife, Marieke, was finishing her training to be a pediatrician and I was working in the meetings & events industry.