The foundation “Wonschstär”, which has been founded in 2014, is my dream. Its core message is quite simple: love, compassion and responsibility.
Everything has a meaning in life and everybody we meet throughout our life has a message to give us. Everyday we meet people who are in need of our help and support. Thus, a few years ago I crossed paths with Tom, who at the young age of 21 had suffered a terrible stroke of fate. His story left a mark.
I surely wasn’t able to fulfill his greatest desire, to get out of his wheelchair and back on his feet again, yet, through the foundation, I hoped to show him compassion and let him know that despite the situation he was in, his life still had a purpose and he still had a place. In order to grow we need both the good and the bad experiences, it’s the only way to reach our destination.
As such, Tom has become our ambassador, someone who can serve as an example for other people and show them that life is always worth fighting for.
No matter the obstacles in life, one should never lose faith. If we meet our fate with a strong will and a little hope, there is always possibility for success. If we try hard enough, a small light will eventually pierce through the darkness; a light that leads the way and gives us the motivation to keep on going – just like a star in the night sky.
It is exactly this star, this shimmer of hope that I wish to bring to as many people as possible with this foundation. To give them joy, hope and a lot of compassion.
Amsal gave an interview in the cadre of the Handicap 2023 campaign of the Ministry of Labor about his disability, his search for a job and his everyday working life with us at the Foundation.
Our president Viviane Vermeer also had her say in another interview and once again underlined how important it is to give people with disabilities a job and show them a perspective in the world of work.
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho
Housewife, born on 22.11.1959 and mother of 2 boys.
“I feel empowered to help people whose lives have been obstructed by unfortunate situations. I aim to offer those people minutes, hours or perhaps days of happiness so that they can escape their daily routine. Every project will be done with passion and mindfulness.”
Lawyer, born in 1959 and father of 3 children.
“My hobbies are winter sports, running and tennis.”
“I am committed to making the world of today a better one than the world of yesterday.”
Medical secretary, widow and mother of 3 sons, born 13.04.1958.
“Human greatness grows through our efforts and desires to uplift others. One can only consider oneself human, when one does not only look after oneself, but also after others.”
Accountant and father of 2 girls.
“Despite some rough times, life has generally been on my side and today I want to share some of that with others.”
Surgeon for joint injuries and diseases. Father of 4 children and grand father of 11 grand children.
“Old enough to know that being healthy and fit is an incredible gift. This is why I am committed to helping those people who aren’t as blessed in life as I am.”
Graphic designer, born on 26.11.1987
“It is beautiful to bring people joy and to put a big smile on their face. Such acts of kindness give them the motivation and strength to face hard days with a new positive spirit.”
born on 14.09.2000
“I am happy to work together with the foundation Wonschstär”
born on 18.03.1964
Retired since September 2022
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