Stefanie Hörmann would like to be Commissioner for the Disabled. One of her first official duties would be to ensure that more educational work was done. In general, it is important to the Augsburg woman that people are not judged too hastily. What else is close to her heart and to whom she owes her dream job, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
Name: Stefanie Hörmann Age: 29 City: Augsburg, Germany Occupation: Social worker in the resocialization sector and recently I became a blogger Impairment: I have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis since 2007.
Stefanie Hörmann: In any case, the laughter of my friends, family, colleagues and clients. Even a nice smile from a stranger. Often I also have to laugh at myself...
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Stefanie Hörmann: If I want to do something, I do it. I don't postpone such things for long. Freely according to the motto "YOLO".
I've been toying with the idea of creating a blog about Multiple Sclerosis for quite some time. Now I finally dared.
And if I listen again so deeply into myself ... to open a bar on Tenerife would be in any case a dream of me. I haven't done that yet because I'm not 100 percent convinced of it yet.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Stefanie Hörmann: I think my parents have influenced me the most so far. They have given me roots and wings and contributed significantly to me being who I am. After studying law for three years, they encouraged and supported me to become a social worker and realize my dream. They raised me to be a self-confident and militant young woman.
Since seven years also my friend, who went through thick and thin with me. He showed me that you can do everything together and that after every valley, no matter how deep, there is a mountain. Thank you!
After - so felt - one million therapies Steffi Hörmann has "arrived" for the first time. Fortunately, she has no visible disability yet. But comments like "YOU really have MS? You can't see that at all. You're doing great," still don't make her everyday life easy.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Stefanie Hörmann: In any case, I would invest more money in educational work (information about the rights of people with disabilities and people with chronic diseases as well as information work regarding society - keyword: inclusion) and create sufficient accessible living space!
What is especially near and dear to you?
Stefanie Hörmann: In our society today one should go through the world with open eyes. Sometimes small gestures can make a big difference. Judgments about people should only be made after you have been "walking in their shoes". And always remember: When you point your finger at someone, three fingers point to yourself.
I would like to be...
Stefanie Hörmann: .... Commissioner for the Disabled
Which question would you like answered the most?
Stefanie Hörmann: How can it be that professional footballers earn so much money when there are people living in complete poverty?
What I finally want to say...
Stefanie Hörmann: Thanks for the interview!
And to all affected by MS: Listen to your body! Don't let others "talk you up". You must feel comfortable and bear the consequences of your actions or inactions.