The timing is something Christine Rupp has to complain about: The diagnosis Multiple Sclerosis came too early into her life. First, she was struggling with the diagnosis, but now she thinks: Full speed ahead! What else she wants to achieve with this energy, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Christine Rupp: On New Year's Eve, about the fireworks I partly missed because of being in the elevator.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Christine Rupp: A year abroad in order to brush up my English knowledge. I was diagnosed with MS when I was 15 years old and then I did not dare to go abroad. Unfortunately.
Which person has influenced you most?
Christine Rupp: My basis, my deceased parents, who have always supported me and always had a good solution for everything.
You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Christine Rupp: Lowering all curbs; establishing enough disabled parking spaces; enough financial support for everybody being disadvantaged because of their impairment; enough assistance for everybody in need; ensuring that people with disabilities get a job. There are a lot things that need to be done...