At the end of the third day it was time to say goodbye. I think all of us participating were surprised by all the emotion and closeness in the room, created by only a few days together in sunny Barcelona. All of us left the hotel that day with many new friends and wearing similar panda socks. Panda was chosen to represent the group because pandas, like Fabry patients, are very rare and special creatures after all.
FIN is very proud of this initiative and was pleased to receive so many positive feedback from the group. The impact this weekend made was – according to the group – so powerful and very much needed. It was even said that for some this was the best meeting they attended. This goes to show how important it is for peers to be able to meet and exchange experiences.