Melanie Wimmer - That's how she rolls

Having a penfriend is out of fashion? Not for Melanie Wimmer who keeps in touch this way very intensively. Friends, family and also animals are near and dear to her anyway. She is also very interested in fashion and styling so that she acts this out in front of a camera as a hobby model. Why especially Kate Middleton should be playing her role in the movie about her life, she tells us on

Photo: Melanie Wimmer; Copyright: Ina Kerpe

Melanie Wimmer; © Ina Kerpe

Name: Melanie Wimmer
Age: 20
City: Lieboch, Austria
Occupation: Expert for accessibility at atempo
Impairment: My diagnosis is spastic diplegia.
Click here for Melanie Wimmers Facebook page
When did you last laugh heartily and what about?

Melanie Wimmer: I laugh almost all the time. Usually when I spend time with my friends. Having fun is very important for us.

What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?

Melanie Wimmer: I would like to fly to London. I have been dreaming about this since I was a child. But until now there hasn’t been the right point of time.

Which person has influenced you most?

Melanie Wimmer: I have a penfriend. Although we haven’t met yet, we write each other every day. Our connection is very intense. I never believed in such things – until I got to know him.

You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?

Melanie Wimmer: I want that no person with disability is excluded anymore.
Photo: Melanie Wimmer; Copyright: Michael Geramb

Melanie Wimmer likes to be in front of a camera as a model; © Michael Geramb

Your life is made into a film: Who would represent you?

Melanie Wimmer: I would wish for Kate Middleton. I am very interested in the British royal family. And a dream would come true to get an invitation for a visit.

I would like to be ...

Melanie Wimmer: a princess.

Which questions would you like answered the most?

Melanie Wimmer: I would like to know why people talk a lot about accessibility and change, but it takes so much time until they finally do something.

What I finally want to say...

Melanie Wimmer: As a hobby I like to stand in front of a camera as a model. So it would be great if some of you would visit my Facebook page.