Read in Nederlands
1 of the 2 special meetings in 2020 was with Virginia. We got in touch via Instagram this summer after she saw my photo with Jaycee.
No diagnosis for 33 years
Virginia didn’t have a diagnosis, but when Instagram showed her my photo with Jaycee, she immediately knew it was the same condition. We chatted for a while and discussed all the rare similarities we have. Virginia has had more than 10 surgeries already. After our conversation, she immediately arranged a biopsy to officially confirm the PIK3ca mutation (which causes FIL). I’m so happy she finally got some answers after 33 years of not knowing anything.
Extended family living nearby
Only a few weeks later I already got to visit her in Germany. Usually I have to fly to another continent, but Virginia lives near Hildesheim which is only a 3 hour drive from Osnabrück where my parents live. Really nice to have ‘extended family’ living so nearby. As soon as corona is over, she will visit me in the Netherlands. 🤗
Our meeting on German TV
Our meeting was recorded by a camera crew from RTL DE. Something different than my usual photos and videos taken on my phone. 😉 After our item was broadcast on German TV, we found 5 new people with FIL. Crazy, right? The item was broadcast in September and you can read more here.