Multicultural and diverse Berlin – this is where Heiko Mersch lives. However, he dreams of going somewhere else – far away: he wants to ride with his bicycle through the Outback of Australia. Where and with whom he wants to make a few fine adjustments and why of all things a woman should play the leading role in the movie of his life, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
Which person has influenced you most?
Heiko Mersch: A lot of people who accompanied me through my life. Every new meeting and experience with people who go through life with their eyes open – they inspire me.
You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Heiko Mersch: Making people with impairment more present in public. Every person is equal und should also be treated like this. Furthermore, I would change the name of the Federal Commissioner into "Visibility Commissioner". Because we are not disabled, it’s the conditions of society.