It is with great sadness that I announce that Bibi (his real name, Extra baby of the sacred tipi) noous left, after fighting with courage and good humor, for more than 12 months, against cancer.
She left in the highest dignities, calmly.
Our other Jazz mascot being inconsolable, we decided to take a second mascot, Plume, a young border collie of 3 months and a half that brings us the joy and the comfort that brought us Bibi.
We will never forget it as it was exceptional.
Recent Dutch and Spanish genetic research on Birdshot has revealed that changes in ERAP enzymes - molecules that interact closely with HLA (-A29) in the immune system - may explain why some people with HLA-A29 may develop Birdshot. Functionally, the activity of ERAP enzymes is often "unbalanced" in Birdshot. Researchers are currently studying how HLA-A29 and PIUs affect immune system communication in the eyes.
Thanks to Jonas Kuiper for this post.
It's technical and interesting
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News from our ambassador from South Africa, Riekus NORTJE !!
"The beautiful story"
Riekus is a 28-year-old man with a promising future in professional sports. Indeed he is currently a professional golfer on the "Sunshine Tour", one of the most famous circuits in the world. Africa di Sud has already given us many exceptional players (Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Louis Oosthuizen, ...) but especially a legendary player: Gary Player!
For experienced golfers, these names are well known and recognized, for the uninitiated, we can reasonably compare Gary Player to Zinedine Zidane, one of the best players in the history of his sport!
So we can say that Riekus was born in a country of talented sportsmen.
If health is an asset in this demanding sport, it is not the same for his father, Ferdie Nortje, suffering from the disease of the birdshot apparently ill-treated and because of which he lost a good part of his vision! A misfortune never arriving alone, his uncle, the twin brother of his father, has just learned that he was suffering too!
It is these different factors that have driven Riekus to become our media ambassador, and especially the birdshot ambassador to South Africa and wherever he proudly represents his national colors.
We will follow him as he moves. We will follow his results and, all together, we will give him an extra strength, which, I am sure, will help him even better, to be realized in his difficult career of professional sportsman (I know something !!) but still, in his life as a man!
Thank you again Riekus, and we wish you all the best in the future!
Congratulations to Ferdie, for giving such values to his son!
Thank you all for encouraging and following Riekus.
Horus Birdshot Mignon Sylvain
LInk : Riekus Nortje
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