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Criterios de Selección

Prestar ayuda económica a los guías, patrulleros o instructores de alta montaña que requieran una intervención quirúrgica para poder continuar ejerciendo su profesión.


Misión

Prestar ayuda económica a los guías, patrulleros o instructores de alta montaña que requieran una intervención quirúrgica para poder continuar ejerciendo su profesión.

Principales criterios de selección

1. Que la lesión (ya sea crónica o aguda) constituya una amenaza a su carrera.
2. Que la documentación correspondiente confirme la existencia de una profesión ya establecida ―o en vías de serlo― dentro de una organización de guías, patrulleros o instructores.
3. Que los gastos médicos relacionados con la lesión representen un impedimento financiero considerable.

Nuestra forma de actuar

La Fundación Kees Brenninkmeyer determina de forma objetiva la idoneidad de un candidato para recibir asistencia económica. Se evalúan las circunstancias económicas, la pertenencia a organizaciones profesionales, la trayectoria laboral y las futuras aspiraciones dentro de la carrera. Todo ello, así como el plan de tratamiento médico de la lesión, se tiene en cuenta al evaluar la elegibilidad del candidato. Todos los acuerdos que se tomen se dispondrán caso por caso para mejor lograr un resultado satisfactorio que permita la reincorporación del candidato a una carrera alpina sin cortapisas.

Featured Testimonial

"March 5th, 2019 I went skiing in Telluride to celebrate a great season of ice guiding. The Spring ski season was coming, and I thought it would be a great time to start working on my ski movement. My goal was to ski well enough to start working through the AMGA ski program. Completing the ski discipline would have given me my final certification to gain my IFMGA status. Unfortunately, on that celebratory day of skiing, I fell and drastically injured my knee. As I waited on the side of the mountain for ski patrol, my first thought was, "I can't go to the doctor." Knowing how terrible and inadequate my health insurance was, I was worried as much about the financial ruin, as I was the health of my knee. I was terrified and uncertain to say the least. The ski patrol loaded me into the toboggin and we headed down the hill to the Telluride clinic. While in transit, still strapped into the sled, the ski patroller recommended that I reach out to the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation for help. I then called my husband, Patrick, to tell him of my injury. Patrick is a guide as well and he recommended that I contact the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation. I had the foundation website and application pulled up on my phone before I even saw the doctor. The staff at the foundation was very helpful and kind throughout the entire application process. They were very quick to respond to my questions and thoroughly communicated how the foundation could assist with my situation. The staff also made me feel very important, as if my health was their number one priority. That feeling of support helped to guide me in the difficult and stressful times of my recovery. Thanks to the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation I was able to see the best surgeon in the country and get the best follow up health care possible. I believe that if I only had my low level of health insurance, I would have sustained a life altering and career ending injury. An ACL tear in the knee should be a routine surgical fix. My health insurance would have limited my choice of doctor and would have also limited my physical therapy to 20 sessions. The limitations placed on me by my insurance would have given me very substandard care which would have resulted in a permanent disability. Thanks to the gracious support of the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation, I had the absolute best doctor and unlimited physical therapy. Because of the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation, I will make a full recovery and return to an elite level of performance. I cannot thank the staff and the board enough for helping me through this difficult time."

- Dawn Glanc

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