Lars Hemme is actually pleased with his life, but he keeps on asking himself when disabled people are no longer treated as second-class citizens. Therefore he would like to speak to Ms. Merkel. Why he has not been on the Way of St. James yet and what he can laugh about, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
Name: Lars Hemme Age: 41 City: Paderborn, Germany Occupation: Scientific assistant in the central student counselling for the field study with disabilities Impairment: Affected myself and supporter for people with disabilities in and around Paderborn
Your life is made into a film: Who would represent you?
Lars Hemme: James McAvoy – because he already represented a wheelchair user quite powerful once in the movie "Inside I’m dancing" and his character in this movie is similar to me. I would like to be ...
Lars Hemme: …in conversation with Ms. Merkel to clear the social injustices and the despotism of the administrative bodies in dealing with people with disabilities. Which questions would you like answered the most?
Lars Hemme: Why do people with disability have to exist at social minimum? How can we be a part of the society? And why are we seen as a part of the society, although we are entitled in many respects to be none? When are people with disabilities no longer considered to be second class?
What I finally want to say...
Lars Hemme: Basically I am pleased with my existence. I would just be much happier, if they would not give me the feeling sometimes, I’m the one to blame for my disability and would just be "batting".