She knew the Norwegian Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak personally. Alexander Rybak expressed his condolences to Niels’ family on his Facebook with the words: ‘Instead of complaining about life, she started her own cystic fibrosis charity and even collaborated with a brand of super cute monkeys (my house is full of them).'
Niels was a genius
Niels was able to find her way, especially with artists abroad! She was a genius at organizing large benefit events! We could also safely leave school campaigns to Niels!
Dear, dear Niels, thank you for everything you have meant and done for us, but above all we were friends! You are forever in our hearts!’
Love, Cobi Zuiderwijk.
Board member of the Dutch Muco & Friends Foundation.
‘Niels says in her own words why she wanted to be our ambassador:
‘The fact that I am committed to this foundation is that I was born with CF myself. In 2007 I had a lung transplant. Without these lungs I could never have lived the life I have now. I can now do all kinds of things such as cycling, walking, sports, sailing, visiting concerts, going on holiday by plane and so on. I would really like to see more children with CF in the future have just as beautiful a life as I have now.”