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Dorothee
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| 09:10 AM Nov 04 2019

Dorothee

Germany

On the German TV-channel ‘SWR’ there was a documentary movie last week. In Ulm (Baden-Wuerttemberg/ Germany) there is a wheelchair-bound surgeon who already saved the lives of many patients by removing tumors – even complicated cases like brain tumors or tumors located to the backbone. In one case even the slightest and seemingly insignificant error during surgery would have caused the patient to remain blind forever and yet everything went according to plan. All the doctor needed was a special wheelchair that helps him to stand and to move while standing, but that one was provided by health insurance and not by the doctor’s employer. Well, that doctor later even got a wife without a disability – a quite handsome one at that – and thanks to a specially-built car provided by his health insurance even managed to get his driver’s license. He even helps grooming the garden of his and his wife.

| 07:01 PM Aug 26 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The German newspaper ‘GEA’ says that in Dreizißau (Baden-Wuerttemberg/ Germany) a man in a wheelchair accidentally fell out of the wheelchair and into a river. He knew that due to his disability he couldn’t swim and yet held on to a branch that hung into the water. He never let go and eventually was saved by a passerby who then called for more people to help getting the wheelchair user out of the water. What these men did was very brave, because they risked getting sucked in by the flow as well, but they succeeded. They saved the man!

| 08:18 AM Aug 16 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The German newspaper ‘GEA’ says that the ‘Behinderung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit’ – an institution that supports people with a disability in Germany – now made it possible for a wheelchair bound high school graduate to spend a year as a voluntary worker abroad. The thing is that before that the girl didn’t even think it was possible for her to get any job as a voluntary worker. Even her family, friends and teachers had doubts!

| 07:09 PM Mar 10 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The TV-show ‘NDR Ratgeber’ reported about the case of an infant girl named Juliana who suffered from moja moja, a brain-disease that gets life-threatening if not treated via surgery. The health insurance company however refused to pay surgery in a very good hospital in Switzerland and insisted that this girl be treated in a less qualified German hospital instead. Juliana’s parents protested and made their case public. Even jurists gave public interviews in which they analyzed this case from a juristic point of view. At last the insurance company gave in to public pressure and this child finally was flown to Switzerland to have her surgery.

| 09:57 PM Mar 08 2019

Dorothee

Germany

In the Matthäus Alber Haus Evang. Neue Marienkirchengemeinde Reutlingen, Lederstraße 81, 72764 Reutlingen they now put up a giant basket for people to donate food by putting it into the basket. Just enter through the main entrance and you can’t miss. The protestant community this house belongs to then donates the goods to an aid-organization that helps people all around Germany in need.