How did you get involved in the foundation?
Ivonne: “The foundation was first started in 2012 by a family that had a daughter with Usher. When they created the foundation, they were mainly looking for information. I got in touch a little later, when me and some others created a campaign and website for them. The family was quickly overwhelmed by that project, but they liked how we did it and they asked us to take over the board of the foundation. Then we spend some time to professionalize the organization; we had to get official status and statutes et cetera.”
Annouk: “Ivonne then called me in 2016 to ask if I wanted to be involved. I hesitated since I still had a full-time job back then, and two young children. But I also had a drive – I really wanted to do this. And so, I did.”