In 2013 Karin returned to the Philippines, after she succeeded in having a team of specialists from the organisation Interplast to agree to examine Lorena (who she met in 2011) in november 2013 in the city Baguio (General Hospital).
A promise fullfilled after a 2 year journey searching for doctors, specialists, organisations etc..
With a ticket sponsored by Cathay Pacific, and some pocketmoney she travelled to Cebu.
There she met Lorena again, and Aida Hanan Mayol who was coming along to help.
Than the 12 hour journey to Baguio began with planes taxi’s and busses.
They almost missed the doctors by one hour, but after Karin called the hospital to please wait, they finally arrived in the hospital, and Lorena was examined by 3 doctors.
The outcome was not positive unfortunatelly..
Lorena is not operable, and after a long and hard journey back, and a conversation with her family, she decided not to go for treatments anymore and spend qualitytime with her family and children.
They still have contact, and hope to see eachother when Karin goes Philippines again in 2014!
Karin received a notification as Director for Peace & Humanitarian Mission by SPMUDA European affairs.
With great honor she received an Award as Humanitarian Woman of the year 2013.
31st of October 2013 Karin was added to the Royal House of Baloi as Cultural Ambassador of Goodwill Netherlands.
The awards were handed out by HE DrDatu Camad Ali, her adopted father from SPMUDA.
A few appointments went wrong because of a typhoon, but after a few days of trying to reach Dumaguete (Headoffice SPMUDA) she finally made it!
Karin was extremely impressed by the beautiful ceremony, and became friends with the children!
There must have been an army of angels travelling with Karin, because 2 hours after she left Cebu Airport going back to Holland, Typhoon Haiyan arrived..
Back from the Philippines she was convinced to let her lifelong wish come true, and founded her own organisation ‘Voices 4 Animals & Children’, together with a group of very passionate friends.
Born and officially registered december 31st 2013.
In 2013 there was also music ofcourse!
4 songs hit the charts mainly in the USA, and promoted by Barbara Sobel from Sobel Promotions NY.
First ´Unconditional love´written by Karin and performed and sung together with Carol Hahn.
It reached the top 10 of the Starfleet Music Pool charts, and all revenues go to the ´Blind Cat Recue´in North Carolina.
Together with Carol Hahn she did the song ´You have rescued me´, for the Animal Rescue New York,
That got hit by a hurrican, and totally destroyed.
Than a cover, a gospelsong ´Testify to love´.
This reached #1 in the charts..
Karin donated this song to the CrindleStar Album and Project for children, and this song was offered to the members of the U.N. in september 2013 in New York.
Second donated song for this project is ´I´ll be there 4 U´, which was also written by Karin, and Jeroen Nap.
She hooked up with Dennis Kay this year with several beautiful productions as result, like ´Hearts so Pure & True’.
They are working on several charitysongs..
In the same year negotiations started with the Egypt organisation STSDA for a humanitarian, musical and educational tour in Egypt.