Anja Hebel is a fighter. She does what she wants to do and never bounces back. Being an aerialist at Cirque du Soleil would be the perfect job for her. But what she wishes for the most, is giving not directly visible disabilities more attention. Which questions she is asking herself and why Elizabeth Taylor would be the perfect cast for the movie about her life, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Anja Hebel: My mother who is a born fighter herself and still fully alive in spite of many blows of fate. She has always shown me that giving up is no option at all. And even if you cannot believe it sometimes: Everything will get better someday.
You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Anja Hebel: Because my MS is invisible for my fellow people, I would indicate this problem on my first official act. For example, I have stages in which I can hardly go by tram because it feels incredibly fast. I have to get out after only one stop because I feel very dizzy and sick. I’m living in Amsterdam where a special training takes place every month: It is organised by our MS association for tram personnel to raise awareness for “invisible” disabilities. Looking healthy does not mean you are actually are healthy and need help eventually or that you have to sit in the crowded tram.