My first open air concert as power wheelchair driver

I got an invitation to see the Beatsteaks in Berlin at the famous open air stage Wuhlheide. Finest Punk, Rock & Roll made in my favourite Berlin districts Kreuzberg & Treptow.

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Setting up tecla-e for iPhone to control smartphone without hands

Together with assistance I set up a tecla-e bluetooth switch control device so that I could independently use my phone that was attached to my wheelchair.

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Power Wheelchair drive to my office in Berlin Kreuzberg

What a challenge!

I went from the neurological rehabilitation hospital Beelitz Heilstätten to visit my company with its offices at the Transistor coworking space in Berlin Kreuzberg.

The purpose of my trip was a meeting with an auditor of the labour office which is responsible for substituting inclusion of employees with handicap. Continue reading Power Wheelchair drive to my office in Berlin Kreuzberg

How to stay positive beeing paralyzed after spinal cord injury

I always believed I am unbreakable. I actually never broke any of my bones.

Now I broke my neck. Irreversible paralysis, all four limbs affected. It really couldn’t be much worse. Just three more vertebrae to go. No breathing by my own, no head control, neurological damage, stroke, coma, death.

However I am a survivor and my brain still works. Still, it is a hard time to stay positive. This is why I started listing all things which changed in a positive way after my spinal cord injury. Continue reading How to stay positive beeing paralyzed after spinal cord injury