The Puyssentut Foundation is a registered charity in the Netherlands, established in 2011 to support the work of Puyssentut. The Foundation provides grants to people with cancer who would like to stay at Puyssentut but need some financial assistance to do so.
If you receive social security benefits or are on a low income and would like to apply for a grant please fill out both the booking form and the grant application form (please note that we cannot process your grant application form without having received your booking form). If you are not able to fill these forms out online, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the board:
I have worked in health care for 30 years and practised as an osteopath for 20 years. I work with a team of specialist and complementary therapists in two well established and regarded multidisciplinary practices in Amsterdam, and have just set up a new practice working with people with sports-related injuries.
I coach and supervise trainee therapists on the Sutherland physical therapy course, and I am a member of the jury evaluating their dissertations and case studies. I have taught courses in anatomy, physiology and orthopedic medicine.
Puyssentut is a perfect location for recovery during or after cancer treatment. For 5 years I supported my sister who had breast cancer, she would have benefited greatly from being at Puyssentut. While it was too late for her, I very much hope that all those who would benefit from the care, support and inspiration provided at Puyssentut are able to visit to heal and find direction in their lives.
A citizen of the United States, I have travelled extensively and lived in a variety of countries, including Ghana and Iran. I have been a resident of the Netherlands since 1988 and hold permanent residence here. In 2007, I completed work on an advanced diploma in therapeutic counselling to supplement my Master’s degree in sociology, and since then have established myself as a counselor, working mainly with the ex-pat community in The Hague. As part of my counselling work, I volunteer with ACCESS Cancerlink to provide support and information to anyone affected by cancer. My own experience in helping my husband through osteosarcoma and, later, prostate cancer has helped me develop an understanding of the effects of cancer on those who are suffering from it as well as those around them.
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