Read in Nederlands
September 27, 2020 an item was broadcast on German television (RTL DE) about my life, rare condition and meeting extended family. It turned out to be such beautiful item! Most special is that they also recorded my meeting with Virginia from Germany. Thanks to this TV feature I found 5 new FIL patients from Germany. Some of them didn’t even have a diagnosis yet, but recognized themselves in my photos.
Invitation via Instagram
July 2020 I received an email from RTL DE reporter Anne. She had read my story on Instagram and wanted to make an item for a German program called Explosiv. For this program she regularly travels around the world for impressive stories. My crochet career, rare condition and meeting extended family all over the world seemed very suitable for the program.
Virginia from Germany
As with many of my FIL meetings, it’s incredible how everything fell together. Anne asked if I had a meeting planned so they could join and record it. A few days earlier I got in touch with a German girl via Instagram: Virginia. Turned out we live quite close to each other. Usually I have to fly to another continent, now I only had to drive a few hours..
2 recording days
On Monday August 17th 2020 they came to my home in the Netherlands for an interview. My parents and grandmother were also present. The following weekend we went to Germany to meet Virginia. Hours of material were recorded, but they shortened it to a 6-minute item.
The item was broadcast several times on Explosiv starting on Sunday, September 13th. You can watch the item via this link (in German).