My name is Joeri Buwalda
I live in the Netherlands, and in daily life I am an ENT surgeon, specialized in ear surgery.
One of my main hobbies is running. So far, I completed the New York marathon in 2018, ran Berlin and Rotterdam in 2019 and Amsterdam in 2021.
My ultimate goal would be to complete all six major marathons, but due to COVID-19, the Chicago edition was cancelled twice. Therefore I am very glad I was given the opportunity to be part of the Orbis team for the London marathon, which is ‘on the list’ as well.
Supporting eye care in developing countries is an important issue I would like to contribute to. As a member of the Ear Drop foundation working in Kenya and Ethiopia I experienced that restoration of sensory functions can make a huge difference.
I will do my absolute best to achieve an optimal result for Orbis.