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How life can change in a blink of the eye!

One day your busy rebuilding your life, next day you’re diagnosed with a rare disease called Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma). That’s what happened to my dearest friend Rieks.

Rieks was working as a tour guide in Asia.As a result of the covid epidemic, tourism in Asia has come to a virtual standstill. During that period he lived off his savings. Realizing that the covid epidemic would have a lasting negative effect on tourism he decided to turn his hobby - gemstones and amulets - into his profession. Together with his wife Gai he started a specialized shop. Just a few months ago they opened a small shop in Hua Hin Thailand.

A few weeks ago Rieks started to have health problems. Thinking of a flu or a virus he stayed in bed for a few days. When the problems - tiredness, no appetite and nausea - did not go away, he went to a doctor, not knowing that this moment would completely change his life.

Jaundice was diagnosed, which is a symptom of liver and/or kidney failure. He was immediately referred to the hospital where several tests were performed, including an endoscopy. The worst case scenario was diagnosed: Bile Duct Cancer!

Cancer insurance in Thailand is very expensive and only covers costs up to the age of 65. Being over that age, Rieks has to cover all expenses himself. As medical bills pile up, his income comes to a standstill due to his illness. On top off this, he was told that his illness is no longer treatable. For further care he has been referred to a nursing home. Of course, this comes with a price while running out of funds due to his treatment.

Rieks was a guy who, within his capabilities, always tried to help other people. It makes it so sad that he now needs help himself. I hope you’re willing to help to make Rieks ultimate journey a one he (and all people) deserves: In dignity and not in desperation!

Thank you for your help!

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Donors

  • Willy Schrijver-Bakker
  • Donated on Jun 18, 2023
  • Willy, Vietnam 2018. Het allerbeste. Hartelijke groet.

$50.00
  • Paul Bovenkamp
  • Donated on Jun 08, 2023
  • Bad news Rieks…wish you all the strength you need 🙏

$35.00
  • Marc Bruyninckx
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
  • Sterkte

$50.00
Jun 14

Rieks passed away

Update posted by Pisamai Hilhorst at 03:25 am

I'm very sorry to bring you very sad news. Rieks passed away last Monday evening in hospital. My condolences to all of you. He was very emotional by your support. Your donation will be used to pay for his nursing and cremation. In name of Rieks and his wife Gai

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18 donors
  • Willy Schrijver-Bakker
  • Donated on Jun 18, 2023
  • Willy, Vietnam 2018. Het allerbeste. Hartelijke groet.

$50.00
  • Paul Bovenkamp
  • Donated on Jun 08, 2023
  • Bad news Rieks…wish you all the strength you need 🙏

$35.00
  • Marc Bruyninckx
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
  • Sterkte

$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
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  • Long Doan
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
  • Best wishes from Saffron Travel.

$100.00
  • Germ Hofman
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
$20.00
  • Philip Van Driesten
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
$50.00
  • Paul Davey
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
$20.00
  • Michael Davidsz
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
  • Ik ben geschrokken door het slechte nieuws Rieks. In de zomer van 2018 (30- juli tot 15 augustus) heb ik dankzij jou voor het eerst kennis mogen maken met Azië (Vietnam, NRV). Door deze positieve ervaring heb ik daarna nog vele reizen door Azië gemaakt. Daar ben ik je heel dankbaar voor. Van onze groepsreis heb ik nog een video gemaakt die op YouTube staat genaamd: "NRV rondreis Vietnam 2018", geüpload door MikeKyto. Ik zal onze reis nooit vergeten. Heel veel sterkte toegewenst,

$50.00
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