Daniel on the run

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One month ago

One month ago we were moved by Daniel Hanenbergs fate. The 18 year old from Weeze is – like many boys at his age – stubborn, rigid but also a lovely, funny guy and truly honest. He is sharing an illness with only 25 to 30 people around the world: the extremely rare Marden Walker syndrome.

When Daniel was one and a half year old the disease broke out and changed his everyday life completely.

Apart from that Daniel is enjoying life: Like most other kids he is attending school and loves swimming. When his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer the family kept going . Melanie Hanenberg still has to take medicine. The biggest joy for both of them is their yearly trip to the Northern Sea where they spend a few days at the seaside.

Melanie contacted the Toni Kroos foundation on the beginning of September and told us her wish to have a buggy “Hippocampe”.

Child with his mother
This vehicle can be used in the sand as well as in the water and would make everyday life easier for Daniel and her. After thinking about borrowing one it appeared that it makes sense for the family to use it everyday. So we made their dream come true. Th

We wish Daniel and his mum all the best for the future and will keep in touch!

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