Kyle was greeted by a big group of friends and family at the end of the Via Gladiola on Friday, the last day of the 96th edition of the VIerdaagse Nijmegen. Bravely going through the heat, rain, great crowd (he finds the latter to be his most formidable challenge) and a total distance of 160 kilometers in a span of 4 days, he finally was able to receive his 4th "Vierdaagsekruis" medal, clocking in at 15:59.
We also received messages through SMS, internet-based social media and email from other friends and family around the world to congratulate Kyle. We have already received a total of 1155 Euros donations through the bank and through the official "sponsorloop" website, and expect at least 500 Euros more in the next few weeks from pledges.
We are very relieved that in spite of the longer distance this year, Kyle still did not suffer from any blisters nor any other physical injury. Asked if he will be walking again next year, he immediately answers, "Of course, the orphans still need our help!"
Again, on behalf of Kyle and the CRC, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors and donors thus far! Donations are still very much welcome, preferably before the end of August (we will be sending the money to the Children's Rehabilitation Center by then):
Account name: Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen Account number: 4278866 Please indicate: "Sponsor Kyle"
For international transfers (from banks outside of the Netherlands): Please use IBAN: NL98INGB0004278866 BIC: INGBNL2A