What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Benjamin Piwko: I'd like to spend the night in a sleeping bag in the meadow, falling asleep under the beautiful starry sky and waking up in the morning – with the feeling that I sense and breathe the pure nature.
I'd like to be dropped off the helicopter with a parachute jump over the lonely and vast desert. And there I would walk alone for three days – only with water and food in my backpack. And there I would spend the nights without anyone else – me all by myself. Although I’m afraid of spiders, snakes and scorpions.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Benjamin Piwko: My mother was the most important reference person in my life. She was the only person who could understand me without speaking. We could communicate almost telepathically, without me being able to hear her.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled in your country. What would you do first?
Benjamin Piwko: Despite my disability, I've never lost the courage to set goals for myself and to achieve them. Therefore, I would try to motivate disabled people and present myself as a positive example.