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

Television Interview about my swimming accident, spinal cord injury and rehabilitation

Today started with a surprise. I got some visitors from the Berlin Brandenburg broadcast station. Their video team was filming and asking me about my accident, it’s consequences for my life and the rehabilitation progress. Continue reading Television Interview about my swimming accident, spinal cord injury and rehabilitation

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