I am born in 1958. My background is in nursing, specialized in critical nursing and ambulance care. The last years I worked as teacher in the ambulance service with special interest for resuscitation. I started a bachelor study in Training development and Coaching and was almost finished when I got ischemic cardiomyopathy. This resulted in heartfailure and is the reason why I am disabled. Since 2013 I am a patient advocate and joined the Dutch Patient Organisation.
Nowadays I am participating in Education in the University Hospital Utrecht and give the patients opinion if they invite me to do so. My hobbies are photography and my two granddaughters who are consuming a lot of time.