Next week our colleague Delphine is participating in a race, not against time but for humanity. She and her boyfriend Maxime will drive their Renault 4L oldtimer all the way to Menton (near Nice) to generate awareness for Haemophelia & to raise money for sport camps for children suffering from this disease.
In case you are not familiar, Haemophelia is a mostly inherited genetic disorder that affects the body’s ability to make blood clot, a process needed to stop bleeding. This results in people bleeding longer after an injury and an increased risk of bleeding inside joints or the brain. In its heaviest form the disease can indirectly lead to death.
For the past 5 and 10 years, Maxime & Delphine have been volunteering for AHVH, the Belgian association for people with Haemophilia. With this project they want to create awareness for the association, for new patients to know they can be guided and supported, but also to raise funds for families without enough financial means to participate in the dedicated sport camps (organised by Delphine and Maxime) where people learn more about their disease, which sports they can do and mainly how to inject themselves & live an autonomous life.
Today they started their journey in Brussels, heading to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, where the raid starts on August 4th. In total three 4L’s will start from Belgium and another hundred from France, driving +/-800 km in 5 days to finish in Menton (near Nice).
Do you want to follow them on their journey or support them? Open up your facebook and smash the like button on their project page.
Good luck Delphine and Maxime from the whole Nobi team!