On the evening of the 14th of January of 2020, we had to let go our very beloved, brave and tough co-founder Dr. Erdi Huizenga. She died in peace and we are intensely sad. A Memorial page has been open where you will find more information about her farewell ceremony, her life and her background.
on 14 January 2020.
On the evening of the 14th of January, we had to let go our very beloved, brave and tough co-founder Dr. Erdi Huizenga. She died in peace and we are intensely sad. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, January 21. Our thoughts are with Dr. Erdi and we wish family and friends a lot of strength with this dramatic event. More information and updates can be found
on 14 January 2020.
The foundation received a letter from the father from Erdi in Dutch, below the translated version
I hereby send a follow-up message about the state of Erdi, after she was found in coma on January 8, 2020 in the hospital where she works.
Erdi Huizenga was admitted in the Intensive Care unit of the University Hospital Utrecht on Saturday morning 11 January. There she is getting care and is examined. It has been found that Erdi has sustained severe brain damage. She does breathe independently, but with machine support.
Yesterday we had a family meeting with the attending physician. He says the chances that she wakes up out of her coma is practically zero. When breathing support is stopped, she will lose her life. In that case it is uncertain how long it will last, but Erdi will be well taken care off for the duration.
The next message about Erdi will be about her funeral in Apeldoorn. That message possibly will be the last one about her. For many of the recipients of this email we do not have a postal address, therefore that mail will have a funeral card as an attachment in English and Dutch.
We ask you not to respond to this sad message, but to postpone your reactions until after her passing away. In case you know people we should have informed, please inform us accordingly to firstname.lastname@example.org, because we do not have a good overview of all the people that should be informed.
Abel Huizenga, father of Erdi
on 11 January 2020.
Today, Erdi was transferred from Freetown to the UMC in Utrecht, where various investigations took place. The doctors have found severe brain damage, the chance that she will wake up is nihil….close to zero. Our thoughts are with Erdi and we wish family and friends a lot of strength with this dramatic event.
on 10 January 2020.
During the morning transfer on January 8 at the City Garden Clinic hospital in Makeni, Erdi was not present, and after a checkup the on-site staff found her in a comatose state in her room. After research in Makeni by a doctor from the Masagna hospital, she was transferred to Freetown, where also Dr. ABD was. Further investigation should show the exact cause and it was decided that Erdi will be transferred from Freetown to the Netherlands on January 10 for further investigation.