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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.

A man and a dog sitting on a boat

Beat the difficulties of paraplegia and continence troubles

Florian Merrien has been a paraplegic since early childhood. Nevertheless, his life story is first and foremost that of a high-performance athlete. He moves effortlessly between table tennis, parasports and integration in the world of the non-disabled – all in his wheelchair.

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.

A man and a dog sitting on a boat

The man, the dog, and the sea

Following a severe motorcycle accident hardly anyone believed Marco Rossato would ever sail a boat – except for Marco himself. In summer 2018, he sailed around the entire Italian peninsula accompanied by his best friend, Muttley the dog.

Discover the world

If destiny strikes twice, you need twice as much strength and courage to get up again. Sonja Häsler did exactly that – as a born fighter, she got back on track. Now she travels the world to make sure people in wheelchairs can go on holiday without being compromised.

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The woman who does hand cycling

Paralympics Games: a great set of endurance

In 2012, Kateřina Antošová's life changed dramatically. Today, she is 47 and a renowned Czech handcycling athlete. She won 2nd place in the European championship, took 6th place in the world championship and is ranked 6th in the world. 

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.”