Bibian Mentel may leave the hospital after surgery for a tumor

                          Bibian Mentel is allowed to leave the hospital on Wednesday, a week after she was operated on her spinal cord affected by cancer.             Her husband Edwin Spee shares a video on Facebook showing that Mentel is leaving the hospital in a wheelchair. “Lovely, fresh air, so nice. A week at the hospital, but I’m back”, says the former snowboard star. for Christmas can be heard in the background. “We are on our way home together after an exciting week,” says Spee. “We are home for the Christmas season.” Mentel thanks everyone who has recently sent her a message. The former snowboard star has been struggling with various tumors in her body for some time. After she was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2001, her lower leg had to be amputated to prevent metastases. Since then, the disease has returned several times. Mentel became Dutch snowboard champion six times in the half pipe and snowboard cross sections. In 2002 she became Dutch champion snowboard cross with a prosthesis. She won gold medals at the Paralympic Games of 2014 and 2018.              
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