Mobility is taken for granted by everyone nowadays. But what happens when a diagnosis of an incurable disease takes that away from you and you end up in a wheelchair? When you "simply" need a vehicle that is adapted to your very own and particular needs in order to participate in everyday social life, but this vehicle costs between € 80.000-100.000?
Financial support from the government is generally only available for individuals that are working. Since I am a Student I am not deemed as requiring this support. The life of the disabled is generally very costly (accessible living space, aids and adaptations, therapies...). My husbands salary and the expectable revenue from the sale of our current car is not enough to allow us to purchase an adapted vehicle out right. For that reason I joined the organisation Mobil mit Behinderung e. V. (MMB), that has checked my request and that advises me with my dream of individualised mobility and that publicly fights for the equal rights of individuals with disabilities to participation in everyday social life (See letter from MMB e.V. on "HELP Melli" - available only in German). I contacted several charities for support and I have received pledges of financial support of around € 10.000 from them on the condition that the overall financing is ensured. This is fantastic, but considering the above mentioned total sum this is but "a drop in the ocean".
Welcome to my webpage!
I write how and what I feel. Please excuse any spelling and grammatical errors. I consciously decided to write as though I am talking to a person I know eventhough I hope that many people and companies I don't know will visit my page and support the realisation of my dream - INDEPEPENDENT PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL LIFE THROUGH MOBILITY.
To me it feels more personal to write from my heart and to forego formalities! Many thanks for your understanding!
With my webpage I want to draw attention to the desolate situation of support of people with disabilities and to create an awareness, how "easy" everyday life is for a healthy person. And of course I want
with the realisation of my dream of Mobility and Participation in everyday social life!
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