and accompanied by the Kinderklinik Amsterdamer Straße in Cologne. Marcel lives with his family in the cathedral city. Since birth, the young man has been paralyzed, but he loves life and is very joyful. He has been active in the wheelchair basketball since his eleventh year, and is even playing in a league for three years.
Marcel is 20 years old
Marcel, however, needed a specially designed sports chair to keep up with his success. Unfortunately, his health insurance company could not provide any support. So he had to content himself with a substitute, which was made available to him by his club. Marcel turned to the Toni Kroos Foundation asking for support, because wheelchair basketball means a lot to him and has several positive effects: It keeps him fit and he has gained a lot of friends.
We were able to provide Marcel with a new wheelchair for his passion. And with touching words, Marcel thanked us: "I would like to thank you very much for the basketball roller chair. In the first training session it was a new, unfamiliar feeling. Meanwhile, I have got used to playing with the new sports wheel chair and it’s enormously funny. Playing basketball has become easier for me. The sports wheelchair now allows me to use new skills, which I could not perform with the old sports chair.
Always up to date.
Keep up to date with our latest news about new projects, the progress with the children and everything else to do with the Foundation. Register here for our newsletter.
I can deregister at any time.
Want to contact us? We’re always glad to hear from you!
Do you have questions, concerns or would you like further information? Send us a note – we look forward to hearing from you.