The condition of Amy Pieters has changed. There is consciousness. This means that she can communicate slightly non-verbally. Amy recognizes people, understands what is being said and is able to carry out more and more assignments.
Doctors cannot yet say what residual symptoms and remaining abilities Amy Pieters will have as a result of the brain injury.
The Dutch road cycling champion fell at the end of December during a training camp in Calpe. She lost consciousness and suffered severe brain damage. After a first life-saving operation in the hospital of Alicante, Amy Pieters remained in a coma for a long period. On January 6th she was transported from Spain to a hospital in the Netherlands.
Since mid February Amy Pieters has been following a specialized intensive neurorehabilitation programme at one of the member institutions of the EENnacoma network. This institution is working towards a suitable continuation of the rehabilitation process.
The family appreciates the enormous sympathy shown, but also asks everyone to respect the privacy of those involved.
Linked cyclists Amy Pieters