References by my assistants from all over the world
Hello, everybody, no matter what is the country of your origin.
I am a woman in electric wheelchair living in a dormitory flat that has become a cosmopolitan place of international meetings. I had already had 98 people (not counting those many hundreds of Slovaks and Czech) from 48 countries from all over the world as my personal assistants. References written by some of them speak about their experiences which, I hope, will inspire you to become a part of my assistance team, too. Well, do not hesitate much. Come and join this great community who gives a chance to someone in electric wheelchair to live her life to the fullest.
During the last 18 years I have already trained many hundreds of people from Slovakia and the Czech Republic as (my) personal assistants. Besides, I have also trained 125 people from 54 other countries from all over the world (and, subsequently, 98 out of them from 48 countries decided to be my personal assistants). I welcome people from any part of the world so do not hesitate to add to the list.
Beside the Czech Republic and my home country, Slovakia, I have already had assistants from Afghanistan (1 man), Argentina (1 man), Armenia (1 woman), Bangladesh (2 men), Belarus (1 woman), Belgium (1 man), Brazil (2 men), Bulgaria (1 woman), Chile (3 men), China (2 women), Colombia (1 woman), Croatia (1 woman), Cyprus (1 woman – half Mexican), Denmark (1 woman), Egypt (1 man + 1 woman), Finland (1 woman), France (3 women), Germany (2 women and 1 man), Great Britain (1 man + 1 woman of Indian origin), Greece (1 woman), India (3 men + 1 woman), Iran (1 man), Iraq (2 men – 1 living in Germany, 1 living in United Arab Emirates), Israel (1 man + 1 woman), Italy (2 women and 1 man), Japan (1 woman), Kazakhstan (3 women), Kenya (1 woman), Mexico (2 women), Morocco (1 woman), Nepal (1 man), Nigeria (1 man + 1 woman), Pakistan (3 men), Peru (1 man), Poland (2 women + 1 man), Portugal (4 women), Romania (1 man and 3 women), Russia (7 women and 2 men), Sierra Leone (1 man), Slovenia (1 woman), South Korea (2 women), Spain (1 man), Syria (3 men), Turkey (1 woman), Ukraine (4 women), United Arab Emirates (1 Palestinian woman + 2 Pakistani men), U.S.A. (1 man), and Uzbekistan (1 woman).
Some others came from a mixed cultural background such as Slovak-Czech (1 man and 1 woman, at least), Slovak-Syrian (1 man), Czech-Syrian (1 man), Czech-Polish (1 woman), half Czech having other parent from some African country (1 man), Afghan born and raised in Germany (1 woman) or Flemish Belgian born and raised in Italy (1 man).
Besides, there were also people from abroad who had finally not started to assist for various reasons though they were trained by me to do it. Those people came from Austria (1 woman), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1 woman), Chile (1 woman), Eritrea (1 woman), Germany (1 woman), Great Britain (1 man + 1 man of Lybian origin), France (1 woman), India (2 men), Iran (1 woman + 1 man), Italy (2 men), Kenya (1 man), Morocco (1 woman), Nigeria (1 man), Pakistan (1 man), Russia (1 man + 1 woman), South Korea (1 man), Srí Lanka (1 man), Turkey (2 women), Ukraine (2 women), and Zimbabwe (1 woman). Occasional or urgent help in the field of personal assistance was offered to me by people from Belgium, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden.
Some of my long-term assistants, mainly from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, that were trained by me left me finally to have a carrier of personal assistants abroad. They work(ed) successfully in Austria (1 woman) and Great Britain (3 men and 2 women).
I have experience not only with people from various cultural backgrounds but also religions. There are/were not just assistants who profess atheism or Christianity of various denominations (including Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox, Jehova’s Witnesses or various African Christians) but also Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism or Judaism. Besides, some claimed their Jewish background though they did not follow Judaism, in fact.
As for variety of people that are/were my personal assistants, I have always had people of various sexual orientations so except heterosexuals, my assistants were gays, lesbiens, bi-sexuals, transsexuals, transgender people, queer people and people from various subcategories of the mentioned.
All of them regardless their race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation belong/ed to the team of my assistants.