Help alpine professionals remain active within their career by supporting the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation mission.
The Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation is a private foundation that meets the requirements of the United States Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). Contributions made to the foundation by individuals and corporations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
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Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation
PO Box 2070
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Thank you. We sincerely appreciate your support of our mission.
"I am forever grateful for the incredible gift that the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation has given me. It is so awesome to be given a second chance, to be back doing what I love and to not be in pain anymore! I have been dealing with lower back/hip pain for about 10 years. The pain became unbearable this summer and I was also having lots of trouble doing basic tasks such as standing, sitting and walking. Navigating through the Canadian healthcare system was painfully slow. Since this was a non-life-threatening injury, I was low on the priority list to get help quickly. I could not work and also had no workers compensation or insurance available to me as this was an old chronic injury. I ended up paying for a hip MRI privately as the wait times are so long in Canada. By the time I was able to see the Musculoskeletal Specialist, he could not believe how well I was doing considering the injury. He recommended that I see a surgeon as soon as possible. The fastest way for me to see a Surgeon through the Canadian system was going to be a minimum of 8 months. Meanwhile I am in a lot of pain, deteriorating and unable to work. Surgery is always the last resort. However, it did not take much to convince me that I needed surgery considering the pain I was in. I had tried so many different therapies over the years that helped temporarily yet did not deal with the root issue. When I realized how long this process was going to take through the Canadian healthcare system, I applied for assistance through the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation. Soon after I submitted my application, I was approved for full funding to get surgery at The Steadman Clinic. My recovery has amazed my family, friends, doctors and physiotherapists as I was able to go back to ski guiding 3.5 months post-surgery and pass my ACMG Ski Guide exam last Spring. My success is because of the incredible support I received from the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation. Thank you for all that you have done for me! "
- Katharina "Kathy" Meyer