Nynke showed abnormal weight and growth patterns. She did not show any signs of fatigue or muscle weakness. It was a long road from the moment that the general practitioner took the initial blood tests to a definite diagnosis. Further tests and research conducted by the ‘Spieren voor Spieren Kindercentrum’ in Utrecht confirmed the early stages of Pompe Disease.
Nynke is in primary school and has an older sister. She has a super time at school and is a very good pupil. Nynke is fanatical about ballet, ever since she joined. She is performing regularly at the theater. Nynke also takes musical lessons and plays the guitar. She has done gymnastics for a few years and at the age of 6, also obtained her swimming diplomas.