Roll On

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

A few days ago I woke up and while trying to get out of bed, during the transfer from my bed to my wheelchair I noticed one of the tires was flat. I could barely roll. I had to get ready for work but I couldn’t even get properly to the bathroom. I couldn’t make a transfer because the brake also didn’t work. That isn’t really safe. It took a couple of hours before It got fixed and I was able to roll again. These wheels are my legs. Right on time it got fixed so I could perform on stage later that night.

TV Show

I've participated in a television program last year in which I got the chance to learn how to dance in a wheelchair. One of the things I thought wasn’t really possible for me. It was great experience but It has not been broadcasted yet. It has been postponed 3 times already.

Anyway, the choreography that I’ve learned for the television show I got the perform again in theater night on a night with other performances form young dance talents. Being on stage is one of my biggest fears, being in front of people. But I did it, again. Before I became paralyzed I never thought this was possible and realizing these things are happening I feel like I want to go bigger, do more. Just being here isn’t good enough. I need challenges to avoid to get demotivated. Right after the show ended I started training on my next challenge, one that is on another level of difficulty.


The goal is to go uphill by handbike, 20 km - 1000 meter in height. I just started training and I have to give my all during the trainings for the next few months. One challenge after the other. I used to daydream about the things I would like to be. Being famous, being a performer, a dancer, a writer, a model or an athlete. I’ve never thought I could become any of these. But now, I’m getting pretty close to trying most of these things.

As long as I don't get a flat tire, I can do it all!

Do you believe anything is possible?

Photo by Arnhemse meisjes

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