Carolin Wegner has already had to overcome many hurdles in her life: prejudices against people with disabilities, physicians who did not take her seriously, and the negative influence of some fellow human beings. But she could and can always count on the support of her family and friends. How her cats can make her laugh and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Name: Carolin Wegner Age: 24 City: Barth, Germany Occupation: Early Retiree Impairment: Bekhterev's disease, Crohn's disease (remission), suspected endometriosis, qualitative thrombocyte defects, chronic inflammatory CNS disease / special form of MS, plus any symptoms, for example paresis, bowel paralysis, inflammation, constricted lungs and so on
Carolin Wegner: When my cats play, and funny topics with my friends.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Carolin Wegner: I always wanted to go to Sweden and America, but financially it was not yet possible and also healthwise it is quite difficult at the moment.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Carolin Wegner: Positive: my friends and family, by always supporting me. Negative: people who try to belittle me because of my disability or try to convince me that I often react badly, although it was at the time because of a new medication adjustment and I was therefore only dealing with the side effects and was therefore naturally more irritable and did not always make the right decision. You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Carolin Wegner: To let many people with disabilities process their applications more quickly and above all to give them a correct assessment so that many do not have to contradict permanently and fight extremely hard to get the right degree of disability at some point. And above all to make things easier for the job, parking etc.
What is especially near and dear to you?
Carolin Wegner: I wish that even more people would be more responsive to people with disabilities and that extreme prejudices would not still prevail, especially when it comes to old age. And it should be more accessible everywhere, because unfortunately this is often not the case.
I would like to be ...
Carolin Wegner: Scientist (medicine).
Which question would you like to be answered the most?
Carolin Wegner: Why is it still so difficult for patients with rare and undiagnosed diseases to be accepted by physicians?
What I still wanted to say...
Carolin Wegner: I think it's great that people with illnesses of all kinds are listened to more and more and thus more platform is given.