Tell me about yourself, Luc: your hobbies, your professional history, …
I am a husband and a fulfilled family man. I have two grown up girls of 22 and 20 years old. I have always been running, which helps me stay fit. I have worked for about 20 years in the banking sector where service and trust are paramount values, which is not opposed to competitive spirit and innovation.
I always needed to learn and I finished a Masters in Statistics at KUL in September 2018. I am now working in the very trendy field of Big Data Analytics. What interests me in the scientific process is to make decisions based on facts, and to reduce or at least recognize the subjective part.
Why did you decide to volunteer?
Oh, I did not know that I was volunteering! For me, it only means helping people I love to live better through illness: getting fresh air, getting some exercise, getting out of their homes and enjoying nature and sun, knowing that people care about them, that they are not forgotten …
Why volunteer for the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity (DPC)?
For Patrick’s smile, the discussions with Anne-Marie. Because hope and confidence in the future are life changing choices.
What was your greatest satisfaction with DPC?
Meet my friends every Sunday for a run together.
And the biggest frustration with CPD?
I do not really have any frustration. I think that the supporting associations for Parkinson’s patients could collaborate more, that would probably give them more weight.
What keeps you motivated on hard days?
Accept things as they are and enjoy little moments of happiness.
What kind of people do you like to work with?
I appreciate diversity, but I certainly expect people I work with to have a heart.