Mentelity Foundation

Bibian Mentel lost her lower leg at the age of 27 due to cancer. She was a top athlete at the time and was about to qualify for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, USA (2002).

4 months after her amputation she was back on her snowboard and 7 months later she was Dutch Champion again!

Her dream was to make other people with a physical disability think in terms of possibilities instead of disablities. With this idea she started the Mentelity Foundation in 2012.

We do not accept that people with a physical challenge start thinking in terms of disabilities. Too often we see that people with a physical challenge think and accept that they can't do many things anymore. That's ,with good intentions, talked into by their environment, by their doctors or by themselves. But we know that everyone can do much more than they think. And we also know how much believing in possibilities enriches a life. That's why we see it as our mission to put an end to thinking in terms of disabilities.

With the help of boardsports we show that everythign is possible. We are also working on the development of a special prosthesis! For more information about these projects I refer you to:

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 The goal of the Hohsaas 12 hours race is to be a fundraiser for the Mentelity Games. The Mentelity Games is a 4 day ski- and snowboard event for people with a physical disability, which is held in Saas Grund from the 24th of March till the 27th of March 2020. More info of the Mentelity Games The race will start on the 21st of March 2020 at 1am. In other words you will start the race in the dark and the first few hours of racing will be in the dark. What is more special than seeing the sun rising in the beautifull surroundings of Saas Grund with all the 4.000 meter mountain peaks around you. There will be max 100 teams to participate in the race. The teams consist of 3 participants. During the race there is always one team member racing based on a rotation schedule you can decide yourself with your team.
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15-10-2019 | 09:11 To: Teammember Markie the Eagle