Monday October 23rd, Garmt van Soest left us. After his diagnosis Garmt told the world that ALS would be sorry for choosing him. He would ‘kick ALS in the balls’.
And he did.
In 2013 together with Bernard Muller and Robbert Jan Stuit, he launched Project MinE, the groundbreaking genetic ALS research. This was just one of his initiatives to beat ALS. His energy was immense. And he shared this thoughts through his blogs and his book ‘ALS dan toch‘.
Just a few weeks ago he performed on the Dutch festival Low Lands, listen to this speech where he announced his ending and made a plea for organ donorship.
We have lost a great personality and an inspirator as he was for many. We are thankful for his contribution, and we will miss him. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.
Let’s continue to kick ALS in the balls.
“This plan will work. But we need you.” – Garmt van Soest, 23 October 2017
“ALS is a problem that will be solved.” – Garmt van Soest, 23 October 2017
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