Anna Mühlhause - That's how she rolls

People with disabilities should have equal rights and possibilities in all aspects of life. This is near and dear to pupil Anna Mühlhause – although it should be a matter of course. So also her opinion about feeling pity for disabled people is quite obvious. And she also tells us on, what a wheelchair and a drive-through have to do with her biggest wish.


Photo: Anna Mühlhause; Copyright: private

Anna Mühlhause; © private

When did you last laugh heartily and what about?

Anna Mühlhause: I laughed really heartily when I was riding the bus with my friends. My wheelchair was standing on the special place for wheelchairs in a bus, when the bus driver had to set the brake very hard and my wheelchair fell down the stairs.

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

Anna Mühlhause:
My biggest wish was to drive through McDrive with my wheelchair. And I made this wish come true last year.
I would also love to go bungee jumping. Why I haven’t dared to do it yet? I cannot tell you, to be honest.

Which person has influenced you most?

Anna Mühlhause: My parents influenced me the most because they made me the strong and self-confident person I am today.

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

Anna Mühlhause: I would hit the streets with some wheelchairs, look for some people and test how accessible our town is. After evaluating the results I would find solutions for the barriers we found.
Photo: Anna Mühlhause; Copyright: private

After school Anna Mühlhause likes to write about her everyday life in her blog; © private

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

Anna Mühlhause: Probably my older sister Franzi, because we have a lot in common and she knows me from the very beginning.

I would like to be ...

Anna Mühlhause: able to walk through my everyday life for one day.

Which questions would you like answered the most?

Anna Mühlhause: What will my future look like? Will there be the day when I do no longer need a wheelchair? Can I achieve everything that I want to?

What I finally want to say...

Anna Mühlhause:
People with disabilities do not need pity from society. They want and need to be accepted – because they are people just like you and me!