From disabled
To Re-abled

There are over 10,000 physically challenged children and young adults living in the Netherlands who, due to low expectations and poor prosthetics, are left at home and may end up in social isolation.

In 2020, the Bibian Mentel Foundation developed the program: 'The Re-Abled' in collaboration with orthopedic instrument maker Frank Jol. Through better guidance and the right prosthesis, we help anyone with a physical challenge get the most out of themselves.

Similarly, Bibian herself went from abled to disabled and through the right tools, mentality and guidance, became Re-Abled. This resulted in 128 gold medals and three paralympic titles. Read below the stories of the people we have already had the privilege of helping with our program.

Heroic Stories

Lizzie van der Bas

The Re-Abled project has caused enormous change in the life of Lizzie van der Bas (7). "I can really do anything I want."

Merijn Koek

Merijn Koek: "In my adolescence sports was a must, I didn't always like it. Since I met Bibian Mentel, that has changed."

Jayley Krewinkel

Jayley Krewinkel is completely used to her new JUMP prosthesis. Every morning she tells her parents, "Just give me that spring!"

Re-Abled program

Your dream

During a personal intake interview, we like to listen to your dream. Where are you now and where would you like to go in your life? If everything is possible, where does your passion lie? The sky is the limit!

Plan of action

After your intake interview, we make a personal plan of action. In this we look at the right tool, guidance in movement and mindset and together we make a financial plan.

Getting Started

Together with our professionals you will work hard on your goals. In this phase, your tool will be measured and you will learn to use it. Step by step, your dream becomes reality.

More Hero Stories

Bibian Mentel

Achieving small and big victories in your development is what matters. Dare to follow your passion and become the best version of yourself. 

Xan Engelsman

Xan Engelsman is happy with his new prosthesis and is now playing field hockey at a higher level than before. "This leg really makes a difference. I'm faster!" 

Lionel Goorissen

Lionel has been looking for the right prosthesis for a long time. The Mentelity Foundation's JUMP has been a new start in his life for him.

Joselien Koopmans

Joselien hid her prosthesis because she didn't want to be different. From Bibian, she learned to radiate strength instead of insecurity.

Siep from Groningen

Siep always has to distribute his energy well due to his challenge, but since taking snowboarding lessons, his fitness has only improved.

Larissa de Groot

Larissa became more independent in her wheelchair through the Mentelity Games. After the adventure in the mountains, she even dared to travel alone to London.

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