"The boundaries are in your head! The rest is endurance and organization," says Christian Tiffert. Together with his seven assistants, the quadriplegics travelled 8,000 kilometres through Russia last year. Why he is afraid of a trip around Cape Horn though and what role his former professor plays in his life, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
Name: Christian Tiffert Age: 41 City: Rostock, Germany Occupation:Engineer and naval officer before the accident - currently chairman of a non-profit association Impairment: I have been paralyzed from the shoulders downwards since an accident in 2012.
Christian Tiffert: Happy people - especially children.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Christian Tiffert: Sailing around the Cape Horn. Fear of the effort and of what happens when it doesn't work. (Much more before and after the accident, but: see last question)
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Christian Tiffert: The professor who supervised my thesis. Because I admire his attitude to life and make it my own.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled in your country. What would you do first?
Christian Tiffert: Assemble a team, define common goals and define a strategy for implementation. Then CONSEQUENT WORK!!
The journey through Russia has made Christian Tiffert rediscover his passion for traveling. On his website www.find-your-road.com he would not only like to describe his impressions during his journey from 2017, but also dedicate himself to charitable, social projects.
What is especially near and dear to you?
Christian Tiffert: Justice and a fair society.
I would like to be ...
Christian Tiffert: special ambassador.
Which question would you like to get answered?
Christian Tiffert: Why do only few people stand up for their rights?
What else I wanted to say...
Christian Tiffert: The boundaries are in your head! The rest is endurance and organization.