It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform everyone of the recent passing of Wens Brinkman, who was one of the founding board members of NBRI.
Wens ended his long 10-year battle with colorectal cancer on the 4th April 2020, passing away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his immediate family.
Wens was a passionate advocate for long term survivorship of cancer, working hard to still enjoy a rich and fulfilling life working in a job he loved and spending quality time with his family and friends, even while enduring ongoing treatment across most of the past decade with his persistent disease. We will miss Wens’ drive and his enthusiasm to share his thoughts and experiences with the team at NBRI, and we will continue to work hard to make his vision a reality.
We look forward to continuing our work to improve the duration and quality of life of people with cancer and to continue Wens’ legacy.