Today, family and friends, in private to say goodbye to Marieke Vervoort. The paralympic champion, passed away on Tuesday of last week at the age of 40. She is suffering since a young age with a progressive muscle disease. It was a compelling ceremony, with lots of performances and speeches from friends of her father, Jos.

in Addition to her father, friends, and television producers, Tom Waes, and Eric Goens, during the service of the word. Other speakers included Johan, Marchand, Lieve Bullens, and the mayor of the Mile, a Race to The Graef. Guy Swinnen has brought to live the song “Time” by The Scabs. Stan Van Samang singing live his hit single “be A Star”. In addition, there were live performances by Kathleen Vandenhoudt and Keruna. “Red” by Marco Borsato was also discussed.

Among the guests were ex-judoka Gella Vandecaveye, an ex-athlete Svetlana Bolshakova, Michel Van de Brande, are the parents of Annick Van Uytsel, and Green-and-president-Meyrem Almaci.