The procurement process for a machine used to treat brainstem cancer in children has been started. Six year old Tijn, who died of this cancer last year, raised more than a million euros to help pay for this device.
Six year old Tijn, who gained national fame by raising over a million euros for 3FM's Serious Request last year, passed away during the night, the radio broadcaster announced on Friday. Tijn was suffering from brain cancer.
On Thursday tattoo parlor Bobson Ink in Tilburg had a marathon tattooing session to raise money for local resident Jermaine de Wind. The Tilburg man has eight brain tumors and needs expensive treatment that can only be done in the United States. Bobson Ink raised 7 thousand euros for his cause, Omroep Brabant reports.
On Tuesday the court in Alkmaar handled a case of a father trying to force his 12-year-old son to be treated for his brain cancer. The case was filed by the father against the foundation for Youth- and Family Protectors, who is supervising the boy's treatment, ANP reports.
Pope Francis sent a letter expressing his apostolic blessing over terminally ill six year old Tijn Kolsteren from Hapert.
Terminally ill 6-year-old Tijn raised over a million euros for 3FM's Serious Request with his paint-your-nail action. The million mark was reached just after 7:00 a.m. on Friday. This is the first time that an individual action raises so much money for Serious Request, ANP reports.
Terminally ill 6-year-old Tijn from Hapert caused quite a stir in the Netherlands on Wednesday with his call for donations for 3FM's Serious Request. The young boy called on everyone in the Netherlands to paint their nails and donate to Serious Request, and he got a massive response, the Telegraaf reports.
The number of people in the Netherlands dying of cancer is steadily decreasing. Over the past three decades, the number of cancer deaths in men decreased by a third, according to Statistics Netherlands. A steady decline in cancer deaths in women started in the 50's, though the decline is less significant due to an increase in women suffering from lung cancer.