Tinne Cools


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Herbert Muhr

2020-03-06 09:42

Tinne has been fighting for years to get treatment for EPP

Jasmin Barman-Aksözen

2020-03-06 09:47

Tinne was part of the delegation of patient representatives at the European Medicinces Agency, when approval of the first and life-changing treatment for the ultra-rare condition EPP (erythropoietic protoporphyria) was discussed. Her moving statement made the regulators understand - probably for the first time in this lengthy proceedings - what burden EPP means to the sufferes and how the afamelanotide treatment enables us to finally have a full and normal life. For the first time ever, patients with EPP now can enjoy sunlight, outdoor activities with family and friends. I am deeply grateful for her dedication and support her nomination with all my heart.

cathy camertijn

2020-03-09 10:01

Tine has such a big heart. A worrier of what is right.

Stuart Stirling

2020-03-09 10:18

I have suffered with EPP all my life (60 years old). I will probably never benefit with the advances that are being made in medicine but I worry for my children and all sufferers. We (EPP sufferers) need as much representation as possible because the condition is so rare and therefore does not get that attention it needs. I dream of a day in the sun!

Markus Dürr

2020-03-09 10:21

Because she was fighting for medical tratment for EPP, patients now can be trated. I thank her and all others for that hard work.

Stephan Murer

2020-03-09 10:24

Weil ich selber von dieser Krankheit betroffen bin und ich froh bin, dass es Menschen gibt, die sich wie Frau Tinne Cools für uns Epp-Patienten in vorbidlicherweise einsetzen.

Marina Perin

2020-03-09 11:46

Tenho essa doença e sou obrigada a evitar o sol constantemente, isso é muito triste e limitante.

Charlotte Jacobs

2020-03-10 10:11

Ze wilt er alles aandoen om mensen met EPP een deftig leven te geven en dat vind ik ontzettend knap.


2020-03-10 10:11

Ze verdient om deze award te winnen

Olivier Cools

2020-03-10 10:11

Her dedication for this cause has earned my respect.

Cédric Verheyen

2020-03-10 10:16

She deserves to be here and to be able to speak for people with such rare diseases proves that she cares for more than just herself

Bruno De Herdt

2020-03-10 14:48

Great work Tine, pushing and fighting making the medication of this disease reimbursed in every country!

Anne Tellier

2020-03-10 21:03

She is a very authentic and altruïstic person with a big heart!


2020-03-10 21:14


Danny de Roode

2020-03-10 21:30

She is a strong fighter for the disease of EPP. Because of her sun she moves heaven and earth to give him a better life.

De Herdt

2020-03-11 08:27

It is great what Tinne does!

Ivo Goris

2020-03-11 10:22

She is the driving force for the Belgian Association of Erythropoetic Protoporphyria (EPP).

Dameco Lee

2020-03-11 23:04

I suffer from a rare disease as well. its known as acute Intermittent Porphyria. Getting help was horrible due to lack of knowledge by doctors and nurses so awareness of such disease are so very important there Tinne is a champion

Hilde Hutsebaut

2020-03-12 05:54

Tinne has raised the Belgian EPP-Patient organisation and this a fist big step in bringing EPP-patients together. She is ernomously driven and sacrifices her private life to fight for the rights of patients.

Ann Luyten

2020-03-12 15:12

This painful disease needs more attention in the media, nearly no one knows about it. Tinne Cools deserves this award as a founder, she never gives up fighting for their rights.

Kristel Vercammen

2020-03-13 09:35

Tinne Cools deserves this award. She never gives up fighting for their rights.

Stefaan Raats

2020-03-13 10:33

Dit is een rechtvaardige zaak

Peter Vollens

2020-03-22 16:04

In deepest respect.