Second Life and Second Birthday

Today is my first anniversary since my life changing, neck-breaking accident. It happened to be on the beautiful date of the 17.07.17 at a lonely Paradise Beach on an exotic island during a vacation I planned half a year in advance. Continue reading Second Life and Second Birthday

Setting Up tecla-e for iPhone to Control a Smartphone Without Hands

Together with assistance, I set up a tecla-e Bluetooth switch control device so that I could independently use my phone when it 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 that is responsible for overseeing the inclusion of employees with a handicap. Continue reading Power Wheelchair Drive to My Office in Berlin Kreuzberg

How to Stay Positive After Being Paralyzed by a Spinal Cord Injury

I always believed that I was unbreakable. Before the accident, I had actually never broken any of my bones.

Now I’ve broken my neck. Irreversible paralysis. All four limbs affected. It really couldn’t be much worse. Just three more vertebrae to go. No breathing on 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 of the things that have changed in a positive way after my spinal cord injury. Continue reading How to Stay Positive After Being Paralyzed by a Spinal Cord Injury