In January 2013 the family suffered a shock: Amelie's mum found out that her appetite subsided and fatigue had increased. During a stay in the ICU of the Children's Hospital of Amsterdam street in Cologne diabetes mellitus type 1 was diagnosed and it a difficult time started for the family. A few weeks after being discharged from the Cologne hospital a kidney had to be removed in Leverkusen. Together with her mother stood Amelie through this difficult time. In everyday life the two women repeatedly exchange power to each other when the road seems to be endless and the burden of disease appears to suppress all joy.
Amelies mail touched us at the bottom of our hearts. The brave girl put a great wish at the end of the letter: She desired a short stay in the Tropical Islands in Berlin because swimming is great fun for her and she forgets her suffering for a few hours. And the Toni Kroos Foundation fulfilled the wish of the small fighter. In mid-March the family made a nice little holiday. In amazement, relax and enjoy the little family was able to switch off and just enjoy the time.