Find your own track
Having a handicap means to be confronted by life in a way which is hard to understand for anybody who is not affected. Despite all the challenges, many of those bound to a wheelchair are able to lead an active life. And some even gather the strength to follow the dreams they have had before. They make the seemingly impossible not only seem possible, but make it come true.
Read stories about people who reach their goals – sometimes with a little help.
No mountain too high, no valley too steep
There is no way anyone could stop Eleonora Delnevo from following her passion – even though it cost her her ability to move her legs. Continuing her hobby with just the strength of her arms did not scare her away from climbing. Read how friends and fundraising helped the zealous climber to reach her goal.
Targeting the important things
One evening, sixteen-year-old David Drahonínský went to bed at his home in Prague – and woke up next morning in hospital. He had difficulty breathing, and couldn't speak or move his hands or feet. His doctors told him he'd been sleepwalking, had fallen from a third-floor window, and was paralyzed from the waist down.
David was confined to a wheelchair, and his life changed completely: no more football, no more hockey, no more taekwondo. But instead of giving up, he continued to work tirelessly at his studies, and discovered a passion for archery. Today he uses B. Braun products to help him with his often complicated life: his urologist has advised him to use Actreen® catheters.
David has regained his vitality, and provided impressive evidence of his determination by winning a gold medal in archery at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, a silver medal at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro and a second gold medal at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. “I've learned that I can achieve great things,” he says. “But I have to make them happen myself.”
Female intermittent catheters
Male intermittent catheters
Actreen® Hi-Lite Cath Tiemann 41cm
Catheter with a slightly curved tip for male intermittent self catheterization