Returning to a different work

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

In an interview with Wolfgang Zimmermann, Executive Director of NIDMAR, we learn the story of his special return to work, and hear how he's made a career out of helping others to do the same.

If there were such things as return to work Olympic medals or golden globes or Nobel prizes, Wolfgang Zimmermann would surely be in the running. Wolfgang was just 20 when, working as a lumberjack in Canada, a huge tree fell on top of him breaking his back and severely damaging his spinal cord.   Today he is Executive Director and founder of the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR –...

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Published 06 November, 2008 | Updated 14 January, 2009