Michael Hausmann - That's how he rolls


Michael Hausman has diabetes mellitus type 3 and had a stroke three years ago. Since then, he campaigns for more information about this disease and also runs a blog on this topic. Who always supports him and which question he wants to be answered, he tells us at REHACARE.com.

Photo: Michael Hausmann; Copyright: private

Michael Hausmann; © private

Name: Michael Hausmann
Age: 51
City: Münster, Germany
Occupation: Retiree and author
Impairment: Apoplexy with ischemia
Read Michael Hausmann Blog (only in German) at: diabeteshilfezentrum.com
When did you last laugh heartily and what about?

Michael Hausmann:
 Two weeks ago I laughed heartily because of my four year old granddaughter.

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

Michael Hausmann: I think I did all that I wanted!

Which person has influenced you most?

Michael Hausmann: My domestic partner. Why? She always supports me, despite my disability.

Photo: Michael Hausmanns certificate of disability; Copyright: private

Michael Hausmann had a stroke in 2013; © private

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

Michael Hausmann: 
Inviting physicians to clarify in a sufficient way and to hand over the reports to the patients.

I would like to be ...

Michael Hausmann: an employee.

Which questions would you like answered the most?

Michael Hausmann: Why didn’t my parents accept me?

What I finally want to say...

Michael Hausmann: Thanks that I’m still alive after 14 surgeries.