I’m Daisy Nabben. Depending on when you read this, I’ll be 41 or 42 years old. Married to Jacques and very proud mother of Ruben, Lise and Jules. In daily life I am an entrepreneur and I have a nice team of administrators and mentors in my company “Bij Nabben”.
On March 28, 2022, my life, and the lives of my loved ones, changed drastically. I had just been a proud mother of our youngest for 3 months when I discovered a lump in my breast. At the insistence of my best friend, I went to the GP and then referred to the Mamapoli of the Viecuri.
Against all the doctors’ expectations, it turned out to be triple negative breast cancer. A violent time began. 16 rounds of chemotherapy and 2 surgeries followed, the last of which was on my birthday in 2023. During the rehabilitation after my last operation, I signed up for Maastrichts mooiste.
I looked for sponsors and collected a nice amount for the KWF. For me, this felt like a closure to this difficult period.
But I want to go further.
Getting everything out of life that is given to me and not shying away from challenges. Doing things that are out of your comfort zone often create the best memories. That’s how I live my life now. For years I have been familiar with running but never really got further than 5 km.
I also always shouted “I’m not going to do Venloop, I don’t feel any need to run over the parade with an exploded head”. It feels only logical to me that I am going to do this now. Together with the stars of the dream team and our super trainer Henk, I hope to finally be able to run the 10 km in 2024. I felt like that would really feel like a new beginning.
I’m going to give it my best effort!