Our goal for 2018

A better future for children with intestinal failure

The Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital cares for children with intestinal failure. Intestinal failure means that these children are not able to absorb sufficient nutrients and fluids via their gastrointestinal tract. This causes issues such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain and vomiting, which may lead to a deficiency in various nutrients, as well as growth problems. It is important that these nutrients are administered directly into the blood via a central venous lineIV. This IV food is called parenteral nutrition and contains the nutrients the child needs. Lifelong IV has considerable impact on a child’s day-to-day life. They can’t just play sports or be active, and even more importantly, they can’t just eat. It is not possible for these children to enjoy food together with friends during break times and at parties.

In the past, the focus was on surviving, but it is now important that these children can develop and lead a life with parenteral nutrition that is as normal as possible. However, parenteral nutrition is successful for some children, less so for others; it is trial and error, which brings its own challenges. The intestinal failure team at the Sophia Children’s Hospital wants to get to the bottom of this. By carrying out in-depth research into characteristics of blood, urine and stool that indicate whether the intestine can tolerate the nutrition and at which doses. That’s what we are getting active for! So that children with intestinal failure can be treated on a case-by-case basis in future. And be given the best chances to develop and lead a normal life.

Isn’t that what they deserve?

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Welcom to the 27th edition of Cycling for Sophia! We will be spinning in blocks of 3 hours. Registration fee will be €15 each person and payed directly by registration on this website. In order to receive your registration certificate we ask you kindly to raise, next to the registration fee, a minimum of €50 sponsorships. It would be much appriciated if you can raise more money. If you find a topsponsor of €1500 or more, this sponsor will receive a bronze statue of Sophietje. Location: Topsportcentrum RotterdamVan Zandvlietplein 203077 AA ROTTERDAM
Cycling for Sophia 10th and 11th of March 2018

Aftermovie Sporten voor Sophia 2018!

26-03-2018 | 20:00 Sporten voor Sophia 2018 was weer een absouut hoogtepunt! Met elkaar hebben we ook dit jaar een recordbedrag, van inmiddels 491.160 euro, opgehaald voor onze patientjes met darmfalen. Zonder jullie was dit niet mogelijk geweest! Heel veel dank voor alle inzet!Genieten jullie nog even mee van deze aftermovie?We zien jullie heel graag volgend jaar weer bij Sporten voor Sophia op 15,16 en 17 februari 2019!
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