Matthias Klei loves to overcome boundaries, likes to face personal challenges and tries to realize his dreams - for example a trip around the world. An inclusive society which is geared to disadvantaged people would make things much easier. Why Christoph Waltz would be the perfect cast for him in a movie, and what is getting on his nerves, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
Matthias Klei: One important person in my life is Ms. Brechmann. She made my first steps into the working world easy for me and thereby, she also brought me close to my dream of self-determined living with assistance. But most important are my parents, who raised me in a "normal" way - despite my hundred percent disability. And they did not pamper me. Without them I would not be where I am now!
You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Matthias Klei: To reduce bureaucracy and campaign for the rights of people with disability. To ensure that the weakest people in the society gain center stage – then our society would be fine.