Terminally ill Dutch child raises 2m with nail-painting challenge

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Famous individuals consisting of DJs and political leaders throughout the Netherlands react to six-year-old Tijn Kolsterens charity appeal

A terminally ill six-year-old Dutch young boy, who intended to raise a couple of hundred euros by bold individuals to paint their nails, has actually raised more than 2.5 m (2.1 m).

Tijn Kolsteren, who was identified with brain cancer in May, introduced the appeal simply 3 days back, however it fired the creativity of the Dutch public. The charity drive ended on Saturday.

With his nail-painting attempt he wished to assist kids struggling with pneumonia, the Dutch public broadcaster NOS reported. It was a huge success from DJ Armin van Buuren to prime minister Mark Rutte, and numerous other well-known celebs had their nails painted.

The contribution page advised individuals: Paint your nails, make a contribution and after that challenge 3 of your good friends to do the exact same. It welcomed individuals to share their images on social networks utilizing the hashtag #lakaan (suggesting the polish is on).

@Domien ! Bij deze daag ik uit jarige @borsato , @johnewbanknl en @nickensimon om ook hun nagels te lakken voor Tijn! #SR 16 pic.twitter.com/HYeaHe3paQ

December 21, 2016

#tijn ik doe natuurlijk mee! Je bent een topper! #lakaan #sr 16 #heelhollandlakt https://t.co/asRbPDNs56 pic.twitter.com/E7CWvQLXVO

December 21, 2016

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#Tijn wat een held Onderweg naar Breda as we speak. All set to cut some shapes #LakAan #sr 16 pic.twitter.com/Hu7kpS5zFT

December 21, 2016

The appeal belongs to a standard occasion in the Netherlands where radio DJs lock themselves away for without food or beverage to raise loan. This year, profits are

going to the Red Cross.

Rutte signed up with the DJs late on Friday and chose a deep blue for his own nails.

Tijns household found out just recently that a course of chemotherapy had actually cannot decrease the size of his cancer.

Despite this problem, we wished to do something for kids who wont perhaps even make it to 6, his daddy, Gerrit, informed NOS.

We created the concept together: Tijn had actually currently painted his nails with a pal and liked it. I wished to do something much like the ice container obstacle and males painting their nails is a bit taboo, he included, describing the web fad that raised cash and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The Dutch media hailed the kid as a hero, with the tabloid paper ADVERTISEMENT putting a photo of him impersonated a superhero under the heading SuperTijn on the front of its Friday edition.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/24/terminally-ill-dutch-child-raises-2m-with-nail-painting-challenge