For Petra Wontorra one thing is very important: Germany needs a good Federal Participation Law and has to destroy barriers, which are in many heads. Every human being should be able to equally take part in all areas of life. Which questions she would like to get an answer to and what kind of role a yoghurt plays in this context, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Petra Wontorra: A lot of different people inspire me. Of course my deceased husband. He went through thick and thin with me. He always supported me with my disability. I’m also proud of my children, they have a positive influence in my life. And also longtime friendships which help me to be strong and motivated.
Then there are also other people, who accompany me during a part of my way. It can be real meetings or artists like Frieda Kahlo, or a book or a movie. I get new ideas from all this – in order to be able to use them for my way.
You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Petra Wontorra: I would summon Mr. Schäuble (German politician and wheelchair driver) and all members of the German parliament to do all they can to make sure that the so called Federal Participation Law will be a good one. We really need true participation. And they also have to fight against geographic unequality. So Germany – please do your job!