Ju Wheelymum - That's how she rolls

Ju Wheelymum would like to shout it out to the world: "We exist – please see us!" The 30-year-old mother continuously writes for her blog to focus at parents with a chronical diseases and an impairment. On REHACARE.com she tell us who is her tower of strength and whose strange way of singing makes her happy.


Photo: Ju Wheelymum; Copyright: private

Ju Wheelymum; © private

Name: Ju Wheelymum
Age: 30
City: Baden, Germany
Occupation: Formerly kindergarten teacher. Today: unfortunately EU pensioner
Impairment: I have a chronical disease and I use a wheelchair.
More about Ju Wheelymum (only in German) at: www.wheelymum.wordpress.com
When did you last laugh heartily and what about?

Ju Wheelymum:
I have a 2-year-old son. Every day I have to laugh heartily. For example: today, he sang a song with full emotions. I didn’t understand a word. But he carries the tune greatly.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?

Ju Wheelymum: I always wanted to paraglide. But somehow I always postponed it. Maybe because I was afraid of heights. Meanwhile I can’t paraglide anymore, because of the strong vibrations during start and landing.

Which person has influenced you most?

Ju Wheelymum: My best friend. Because she is always at my side – like a tower of strength. She always knows what is right or wrong and how you have to react. So much empathy.

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

Ju Wheelymum: Very trivial: lower curbsides. Afterwards, I would like to create a contact-point for people with disabilities, where they can go with questions, worries, hardships and applications. From here, everything could be transferred to the appropriate department.

Photo: Ju Wheelymum in her wheelchair (left) and with her child (right); Copyright: private

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

Ju Wheelymum:
 It probably sounds smug: I would play myself. Because nobody knows me like I do. Ok, with my acting performance, I would not win an Oscar, but the movie will be authentic.

I would like to be ...

Ju Wheelymum: A man – but just for one day. I just want to understand certain attitudes.

Which questions would you like answered the most?

Ju Wheelymum: What are people with so much prejudices towards other people still afraid of?

What I finally want to say...

Ju Wheelymum: Dear people and parents: please have the courage to talk to parents with impairment. And parents with impairment: have the courage to show yourself. We are there. We are included.

For parents with impairment or with diseases, who have to tell something about that topic: I continuously search for guest authors for my blog category "Parents with impairment".