Cycling for charity despite a disability
On the website of Grootverzetkanker.nl (a website about resistance to cancer) you can read that Wolda's husband Jan died at a young age in 2012 from the consequences of cancer. According to Wolda, Jan had a very positive attitude, for example, he made a bike ride with others from the Russian Valdivostok to the Dutch city Scheveningen (12,000 km!). With this challenge, money was raised to help polio get out of the world.
As if losing her husband was not bad enough, in 2016 the rare brain disorder limbic encephalitis is diagnosed at Wolda. Limbic encephalitis is a progressive, rare autoimmune disease in the brain. With this disease, the brain becomes inflamed because the body's own antibodies attack the brain, as if they were dangerous bacteria. Visible symptoms of this disease are: difficulty walking and difficulty with incentives.