Discovering new cultures and people and coming closer to herself as a consequence – Meike Mittmeyer-Riehl loves travelling and her cat which makes her laugh every day. She wants to put the topic of young stroke patients more into public’s eye and advocates for a more tolerant world with more humanity. What she has always been wanting to do, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Meike Mittmeyer-Riehl: My father had worked in air travel industry and travelled the whole world – partly together with me. My enthusiasm for travelling shaped my whole life and it is unbowed to date. I love to discover new places and cultures and I have learned a lot thus (also about myself).
You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Meike Mittmeyer-Riehl: I would hold a feast where people with and without disabilities, of any nationality and skin colour can play, eat and laugh together, to get to know each other and to overcome prejudices.