My name is Jonathan Messerli and living in Berne, the capital of Switzerland. I was born on 19 June 1972.

I like most sports. Either I'm able to practise myself or I watch them. I'm fond of travelling, reading, laughing and last but not least all kinds of humor. I like to hang around with funny people which don't take life always too serious. Also I love people who are able to laugh about themselves.

Iím suffering from a hereditary disease which is called Friedreichs Ataxia (FA). FA is a disease of the nervous system. The command to move a part of the body is difficult or even get lost because of the attacked nervous system. I have had FA since birth but it started rightly when I was approximately 12 years old. FA is a progressive illness, that means it's getting worser and worser. The way this illness goes is very different and in my case it was going on slowly.
Unfortunately my brother Simon suffers from FA too.