Who are we?

Stichting Kind Beter (Foundation Child Well) started with 3 board members:

André de Koning (father of Fenn and chairman of the Foundation)

The first emotions I experienced when I heard that our son Fenn was disabled, was an overwhelming primal instinct of wanting to protect your child. I felt the need to do something about his situation. And after an intensive search, I finally was brought in contact with the LUMC and things progressed from there on. It feels good to be able to do something!

Esther Kloosterman (mother of Fenn and secretary of the Foundation)

In my work as an Account Manager I am accustomed that everything can be arranged, is controllable and is planned. “Oh leave that to me, I’ll handle that…” Unfortunately, the life of a special needs child is all but predictable and manageable. Most of the time you try and solve situations by using your gut instinct and by guessing instead of relying on logical reasoning. No-one has the answers and no-one knows what is “regular” about this disease, because it is so rare. For me it’s a great combination in being able to use my organizational skills for this cause that is so close to my heart.

Wilko Korving (Owner BWK and controller of the Foundation)

In relation with my Accountants firm BWK, I have worked professionally for many years and with great pleasure with both Andre and Esther. When they asked me to play a charitable role in their foundation my only answer could be: Yes, off course I will help! A great way to use my financial and professional skills for a good cause.


Sylvia Bos (friend of the family and voluntary funding employee Stichting Kind Beter)

Esther and I have been friends for over 30 years. That basic feeling of trust is always there. So when Esther became a mother that felt really close. But on the other hand you are so on the outside. All the day to day care and worries, which they encounter because Fenn has a rare genetic disease, you don’t experience yourself. I always had a feeling that I wanted to do something and help Esther out. So when the possibility to help in the Foundation Child Well, I seized this opportunity with both hands.

Annemiek Linn and Tom Wesseling (parents of Pippa and volunteers for Stichting Kind Beter)

After the diagnosis of our daughter Pippa with FOXP1 syndrome, we got in touch with Fenn’s parents, the founders of the Foundation Child Well (Stichting Kind Beter). A warm friendship developed. In addition, they taught us the ins and outs and we were introduced to Fenn, what a sweetheart! They also told us about their dream to improve the lives of the children with FOXP1, what a great initiative! We are now doing what we can to support them and Stichting KindBeter.

All members of the Stichting Kind Beter (Foundation Child Well) perform their activities without any payment.