Not every impairment is obvious at first sight. And if they are not able to see somethhing, the other ones often think you are healthy. This is an experience Corinna Baumhoer has often made so far. What many people don’t see and don’t understand: Her chronic disease brings her to her borders. Where they are and how she handles with them and her fellows, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Corinna Baumhoer: Yesterday, because of my daughter (3 years old). She can be very funny.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Corinna Baumhoer: Mhh... Let me think. Actually, I don't have those skydiving dreams or something like that. (This is not only a thing I do not dare to do, I really don't want to do it.) So, basically I do what I want to do. But there are also physical limits and they bother me a lot.
Which person has influenced you most?
Corinna Baumhoer: Oh, well, there are a lot of people who influence us. Even those you don't want to be influenced by. But I wanted to be influenced by my two bosses at university. They are really good people he taught me a lot. I still try to be as good as they are.
You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Corinna Baumhoer: Receding from it! I used to work in the field of equalization of people with disabilities and this was really a very lonely position. It was very depressing for me. I would not have the energy for this at the moment. Although I'm basically someone who commits herself for equal rights. But in a society where it is mainly about performance this is really pointless.
Your life is made into a film: Who would represent you?
Corinna Baumhoer: Christiane Paul. We have nothing in common, but I always thought she is pretty cool and I like her voice.
I would like to be ...
Corinna Baumhoer: healthy.
Which questions would you like answered the most?
Corinna Baumhoer: How can you handle it to manage agriculture according to your own imagination (ethically, biologically, ecologically and everything) and to be able to live from that at the same time? And also in a way that it is really fun and there is still some time left for the family???
What I finally want to say...
Corinna Baumhoer: Be sensitive for other people - pain is not (always) visible.