A 53 year old wife and mother from Germany who works as a nurse in an anaesthesia department. She is a a very spontaneous, fun, full of energy and loves road trips! However this has not been always like that. In 2014 she has experiences progressive neuromuscular disease that affected the movement of her nerves. Her hard experience has led her to understand the beauty if life, importance of kindness, positivity and what it truly means to have people that are really close to you. In time, when her upper body strengthened, she had to test her limits as a wheelchair user and she decided to choose extreme sports such as paragliding, parachute jump, monoski course and wakeboarding to mention a few. She is someone who truly says that there is nothing that can be impossible
After her experience of becoming a wheelchair user, she has found mental strength and ability to create a full-filled life. She cheers up her self but also her beloved patients that know her as a ‘rolling nurse’! We are sure that with such a flood of positivity patients will become healthy and start enjoying life soon!
Sabine Klemens –
‘I am Sabine Klemens, 53 years old, live in Germany, Düsseldorf, married, mother of 2 adult children and work in a wheelchair as a nurse in the ambulance for the anaesthesia department.
I am a sociable person, like to laugh & loud, am spontaneous, like art & culture, strong colors, love fashion and modeling, nature and travel for my life like – no matter if roadtrips & camping with my wheelchair accessible converted van, city tours or air travel.
Since 2014 I have been a wheelchair user due to a progressive neuromuscular disease that only affects my movement nerves.
My disability is like a filter through which the really important things in life crystallize clearly:
> That time is precious, and that I now focus on everything that makes me happy and goes, and that I only surround myself with people who do me good.
> That my partner, my family, real friends and the great people I have come to know through this crisis are a sustainable, valuable net in which one can catch each other.
When my upper body had even more strength, I had to courageously test my limits as a wheelchair user and have exhausted everything that promised thrills and fun: parachute jump, monoski course, paragliding, seat wakeboarding, quad tandem tour. That was necessary to feel my life energy again.
Meanwhile I have a tetraparesis/incomplete tetraplegia but I always find something that I enjoy: modelling, swimming (with belt), or driving a car with joystick.
Because of my disability I first noticed my great mental strength and my ability to create a fulfilled life out of all that is there – resources and limitations.
My great strength is my social competence.
Daily I have the contact to many patients, surprise them as a “rolling nurse” and try by presence in the media and daily on the spot to show that the society 🌈 is colorful and diverse and we people with disabilities belong there in the middle and not to the edge, because barriers at the construction site or in the heads deny participation. One can do and reach that in very different way, surely it is important to point out grievances for humans with handicap.
But my way is to do something positive, exciting, surprising, which people with disabilities might not be expected to do, but which has a lot to offer.
That’s why I’m so happy as a model to be part of the Samanta Bullock project and even to be a face for #fashionforall across national borders.